Having trouble getting an attorney to take your medical malpractice case?
Most of the time, people are talking about something obvious when medical negligence is being discussed. These discussions may center on someone not being diagnosed with a condition like diabetes that ended up making them very ill, for instance, or about a doctor giving the wrong medication or giving a patient the wrong procedure. There are cases that are much more difficult to prove than these, however. Simply because a case seems to be difficult, however, is no reason to give up on pursuing it you’ve been wronged.
Situations where identifying medical negligence can be difficult.
Some patients are not in a position where they can describe whether or not they’ve been treated incorrectly. Someone with a mental impairment, for instance, may have a hard time of it explaining that a procedure or a medication has caused them more harm than good. Someone who is very advanced in age may end up dying from malpractice but their already advanced age and other medical conditions may conceal the fact that their death was the result of medical negligence.
Attorneys who can help.
Finding attorneys who are willing to take these types of cases can be tough. An attorney has to decide whether or not they think that they can help a client and, if they don’t think that they really can, they’ll usually turn down the claim out of simple ethical situations. This is no reason to give up, however. There are some things you can do to help your case and to help your attorney, as well.
Take notes, take pictures, get the name and position of everyone with whom you speak regarding the situation. If you do this, it’s easier for the attorney to go back and identify where the problem may have started and to figure out how they might be able to go about proving that the healthcare facility or doctor was responsible.
When you go to visit your attorney for a consultation, be sure you have everything with you so that you can present it to them. Your attorney will need to make an assessment of whether or not they’ll be able to win your claim for you. It’s easier for them to do this when they have all of the information relevant to the case right in front of them. Even if you’re not sure whether or not your claim would be worth pursuing, talk to a Dallas medical malpractice lawyer to make sure. You may actually have more grounds to sue than you think!