How Do I Know If I Have A Medical Malpractice Claim?

Medical malpractice cases often involve issues of omission — meaning someone forgot to do something or something was missed. Other malpractice cases may result from things like a surgical instrument left in place, surgery on the wrong body part or something similar. Regardless of the type of case, malpractice claims present their own unique challenges.

In evaluating whether a client has a medical malpractice claim, we often consider the following:

  • Determine whether the act done was one of omission or some other type of issue
  • Analyze if the injury was something that was a known risk or complication or whether it was an injury that really shouldn't have happened had more careful treatment been administered
  • Review whether it was something that occurred naturally, with no one at fault
  • Evaluate the timing of the event that caused the injury and when a client found out
  • Assess what the client has done about it since the injury occurred

If you think you have a medical malpractice claim, it is important for you to continue to seek medical care so you can recover from your injury. However, you may want to consider gathering information such as any notes you took, your medical records, calendars with important dates or events noted, prescriptions, and pictures.

Once you meet with an attorney at Redhair & Studwell Injury Law Team, we will refer you to seek medical care of your own choosing so that you are able to address your injury. When we meet, we ask questions and review your information in order to help you determine whether you have a claim or not.

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If you think you have a valid medical malpractice claim, or want more information about how to determine if you have a valid claim, call our Tucson office at 520-622-0433 to speak with a lawyer, or contact us online. We represent clients throughout Arizona.