Don’t make these errors in your medical malpractice case

On Behalf of | Mar 15, 2024 | Medical Malpractice

Although you expect your doctor to treat you with care and provide you with accurate and timely diagnoses, the tragic reality is that many medical professionals make mistakes that lead to devastating harm for their patients. A delayed diagnosis, wrong diagnosis, surgical error, or medication mistake can leave you with a worsened medical condition, a poor prognosis, or both.

If that’s happened to you, then you might be prepared to fight for accountability and compensation. But as you ready yourself to build your medical malpractice claim, you should be aware of some pitfalls that can throw your case off course and jeopardize your ability to obtain a favorable outcome.

What mistakes can you make in your medical malpractice case?

There are several. Here are just a few that could put your medical malpractice case in peril:

  • Delaying in filing your claim, which could give your medical professional or the hospital more time to cover up their mistakes.
  • Chalking your harm up to anticipated side effects of your treatment rather than seeking out an expert opinion from another medical provider.
  • Neglecting to keep track of all the losses you’ve experienced due to medical malpractice, including non-economic damages such as lost enjoyment of life, disfigurement, and pain and suffering.
  • Taking on any accountability for the severity of your harm, such as by indicating that your pain wouldn’t be as bad if you hadn’t engaged in a certain activity.
  • Posting too much information on social media that the defense can use to minimize your injuries.
  • Minimizing or lying about the extent and severity of your harm.

Aggressively pursue the compensation you deserve

There’s no room for error in your medical malpractice claim. That’s why it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with where your claim can go wrong, then diligently work to avoid those pitfalls. If that’s something that you’d like assistance with, then please consider seeking out the help that you need in navigating your medical malpractice claim.