We all hope surgeries go according to plan. But what happens when they don’t? Medical errors are among the leading cause of death in the United States (Johns Hopkins), and many of them are preventable. If you or a loved one has been the victim of negligence during a hospital stay, you may have felt helpless to do anything about the situation. But you can take legal action. The first step is knowing when to seek help.
There’s little room for error in surgery, and the same holds true for recovery care. Here are some common issues and the impact they can have.
Malpractice spans a broad range of medical problems. However, not every complication demands a lawsuit. It’s important to assess the situation.
Knowing when to call an attorney makes all the difference in a medical lawsuit. The statute of limitations for medical cases is 1-2 years in most states. In other words, time is money. If you are on the receiving end of a bad procedure, ask yourself these three questions:
Together, these questions determine the validity of a medical case. If you can answer yes to all three, it’s time to seek legal help.
It can be hard to fight for yourself or your loved one in the midst of medical complications. Let Smolen fight for you. We want to help you reclaim your life after medical complications. Call for a free consultation today.
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