Medical malpractice is defined as an error, act or omission that occurs during treatment, that results in injury or death of the patient. Unfortunately, while the definition is concise, real instances of medical malpractice are anything but clear cut. If you or someone you love has been injured or has died as a result of a suspected medical error, your very first phone call should be to a trusted medical malpractice attorney.
In times of crisis, it is very difficult to think of anything aside from what is happening in the immediate situation. Many victims are essentially and purposely bullied or taken advantage of during times of extreme stress and heartache. Unfortunately, these are precise reasons negligence is as prevalent as it is in our healthcare systems. Difficult decisions and actions that must be made are often against what is ingrained in our very human nature – big business healthcare and insurance companies count on the very fact victims and their families are not thinking clearly to act.
The very first thing you should if you suspect a medical mistake, omission, negligence or error resulted in injury or death is to contact an attorney who specializes in medical malpractice. Speaking to hospital staff, administrators, attorneys and insurance representatives can be incredibly intimidating. In the instance of malpractice, these individuals’ sole purpose is to minimize the damage, and quickly bury the situation before it escalates. Hasty offers, mixed messages, distorted facts and bully tactics are all used to intimidate patients and their families when they are already in a compromised mental and emotional state.
As complicated as medical malpractice is, there is a right way to collect case information, gain expert witness testimonies, document occurrences and begin to ascertain the truth behind the situation. Simply expecting the health care systems or insurance companies to be forthcoming is not an option.
An experienced malpractice attorney can handle even the most complex and devastating cases.
If you or someone you love suffered a tragic injury or died as a result of negligent medical care, contact Nager, Romaine and Schneiberg Injury Law today. Trust your case to our expert attorneys, and together we will fight for the absolute maximum compensation you deserve and hold the negligent parties accountable.