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How to Protect Your Rights After a Medical Malpractice Injury

You trusted the doctor, nurse, or hospital to provide you with reasonable medical care. Unfortunately, medical errors are a common cause of injury and death in the United States.

As a patient, it’s often challenging to know if you’ve been hurt by medical malpractice. However, there are steps that you can take to find out the truth about what happened to you and to protect your legal right to compensation.

Five Things You Can Do After a Suspected Medical Malpractice Injury

If you think that medical malpractice could have caused your physical pain or injury, we encourage you to:

  1. Document everything. This may include but is not limited to getting copies of your medical records, keeping copies of your medical bills, and maintaining a journal of your physical symptoms.
  2. Find another medical professional. Now is the time for another medical opinion. Another doctor may help diagnose, treat, or manage your medical condition and provide essential evidence in a medical malpractice case.
  3. Watch what you say or post on social media. Anything that you say to anyone or post on social media may be misconstrued and used against you.
  4. Understand how medical malpractice cases work. The rules for pursuing Michigan medical malpractice cases are different than they are for other types of personal injury claims. Therefore, you need to know about the statute of limitations and how to file a case so that you don’t jeopardize your fair recovery.
  5. Call a medical malpractice lawyer. An attorney can review your claim, explain your rights, and help you decide whether to pursue legal action.

Additionally, we encourage you not to confront the medical provider who caused your injury.

You Don’t Need to Have All the Answers Before Calling a Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Medical malpractice cases are complicated. However, our experienced Bloomfield Hills personal injury lawyers know how to investigate potential medical malpractice cases so that we can advise you of all of your legal options.

We invite you to text us, call us, or complete our online contact form today to schedule a complimentary consultation.

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