Whose Who Of Medical Malpractice: Determining Who Is At Fault

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When you are hurt, it is common to see a number of different doctors for your initial diagnosis and your checkups. It is important to get a proper diagnosis and proper follow-up care for any of your health problems. The only time seeing multiple doctors will be a big issue is when something goes wrong, and you find yourself the victim of medical malpractice. If this happens, you may figure out that you cannot adequately pin down where and when the malpractice happened. Here are some ways you and your lawyer can determine who is at fault for your medical malpractice suit.

When did the pain start?

The best way to pin down when the medical malpractice happened is by figuring out when the pain or the issue started. The beginning of pain can signal that a medical procedure was done incorrectly or that not enough intervention was performed to stop your issue. If you can peg down the exact time and date of the problem that led to malpractice, you may be able to pin down the doctor who performed a procedure close in time to this date. Pay attention to an increase in pain prescription or pain management for the timing as well. 

Can you get your medical chart?

Your malpractice attorney will need to have a look at your medical chart in order to get a good idea on what lead to the malpractice issue. It is possible that the first operation was performed incorrectly and your health began to deteriorate due to this. Order copies of your medical chart from all of your doctors for your attorney to go over. An attorney who takes on medical malpractice lawsuits as a regular part of their business may be able to pinpoint a place where care seemed to go awry. 

Who didn't help appropriately?

Sometimes the medical malpractice happens when someone does not intervene versus intervening and causing an issue. This is a malpractice issue because improper medical intervention or neglect can cause you further health issues. To prove that the intervention was not properly performed, your attorney may have you see another doctor. This doctor should check your condition and check your medical chart to give you an idea of what they would have done instead. Having a recommendation from another doctor that states that there should have been another course of action will help prove your medical malpractice suit. 

To look into the possibility of having a medical malpractice case, contact a law firm, such as R.J. Marzella & Associates, P.C. They can review your case and determine the best course of action.