The medical industry is a very trusted institution. Many people look to doctors and nurses with great esteem, believing that these professionals have the skill and experience necessary to keep their patients in the best of health. Because medical care workers are held in such high regard, it can be very devastating to think that one of these individuals would ever do something to bring harm to their client. Nevertheless, it does happen, and at an alarming rate. Medical negligence is the third leading cause of death in the United States. Here are a few of the signs which indicate that you just may have been a victim of medical malpractice.
Another Doctor Seems Surprised At Your Treatment
If you're under the care of a doctor and are receiving treatment for an ailment, it's a good practice to get a second opinion. You might decide to get the second opinion out of curiosity or because you're experiencing some adverse effects.
Whichever category you fall into, you want to pay close attention to the diagnosis that you receive from the second doctor. See if it lines up with what your primary physician has said or if it is radically different. Once you have the diagnosis and the prospective plan of treatment, present the medical professional with the treatment plan that you're undergoing with your current doctor. If they seem quite surprised at the kind of treatment you are receiving, you should take note. It just may mean that your doctor has put you on a treatment plan that is actually outside of the scope of what is considered to be a normal course of action.
You Were Diagnosed Quickly With Basic Lab Tests
When you go to the doctor, you're looking for that person to be extremely thorough before they hit you with a diagnosis. After all, they are doctors; not psychics. There's a good chance that they shouldn't be diagnosing you with a serious illness after simply running a few basic lab tests. A major diagnosis requires extensive examination and a skilled doctor will often bring in other medical professionals as well who can check the patient and together they can come to a consensus about what could possibly be wrong with the individual.
If either of these signs sound familiar to you, it's important to act now. Hire a malpractice attorney so you can start compiling your case and get the justice you deserve.