Medical malpractice cases can be scary to the average person. No one wants to face suing a hospital, doctor or their insurance companies; it's unpleasant and tricky territory to navigate. Victims of medical malpractice must partner with a law firm that understands the ins and outs of malpractice law in order to fight as hard as possible to get what you deserve. You need a compassionate and approachable attorney who holds your best interest in as high regard as you yourself do. But, even when you find that lawyer, you may find yourself stressing over your case.
Here are five things to consider to help place your mind at ease:
1. Doctors are Human
Despite the pedestal we put doctors on, even with all that education and experience - doctors make mistakes, just like us. And, when mistakes are made someone has to be held accountable in order to make your life as whole as possible. Doctors know that, which is why they carry malpractice insurance, so they can protect themselves when the inevitable does happen. They're covered, you're not hurting them in any way shape or form.
2. Don't Be Afraid
Yes, it's easy to say, but don't be. Your medical malpractice attorney will guide you through the whole process and explain what is happening every step of the way. You have an advocate, don't be afraid to use their experience to make yourself feel better.
3. Communicate With Your Medical Malpractice Attorney
Talk about everything related to your medical malpractice situation - leave nothing out. The smallest thing may seem of little consequence, but it may be something your attorney can use in his arsenal of tools against the responsible party.
4. You Deserve Every Penny Coming to You
Injury through medical malpractice is not your fault. You did not ask to be injured and you deserve and are entitled to every single dollar coming to you. Do not feel guilty about receiving a settlement - you owe it to yourself to try and live as well as possible after an injury.
There will be pushback from your doctor's, or hospital's insurance company, but don't fear that. It's their job to try and lessen the blow financially and its your attorney's job to hold their feet to the fire. Let your attorney fight as much as he/she has to. This is the game, and while it may seem scary and unpleasant to you and me, your experienced law firm knows exactly what to do and when.
If you have any questions, or would like to open a medical malpractice file, please contact us and we'll be happy to review your case and begin fighting for your rights as a medical malpractice victim.