Signs That You Need a Medical Malpractice Lawyer

What Are Some Signs That You Need a Medical Malpractice Lawyer?

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What Are Some Signs That You Need a Medical Malpractice Lawyer?

When you are injured or sick, you should always seek appropriate medical attention. Patients have the right to expect that their doctors will provide them with reliable and professional care.
Unfortunately, many people experience medical injuries every year in the United States. Some medical mistakes are unavoidable and no one is to blame.
But other instances qualify as medical negligence. When this happens, the victim has the legal right to pursue financial compensation from the at-fault party.
Even if you know that you have been hurt because of the actions of a medical professional, you may not know the common signs you need a medical malpractice lawyer. Not every instance of a medical error qualifies as negligence.
More than 250,000 Americans are killed as a result of medical errors each year. Read below to explore some of the typical signs you need a medical malpractice lawyer.
For the best legal representation available, reach out to the skilled medical malpractice attorneys at Morgan & Morgan. Our qualified lawyers know what it takes to effectively fight for our clients.
Since our founding, our attorneys have successfully won and settled over a million cases. To schedule a free legal consultation, fill out the contact form on the Morgan & Morgan website.

Understanding Medical Malpractice Claims

When a healthcare provider offers a patient a treatment that deviates from appropriate professional standards, they may be considered negligent. This is especially true if the healthcare worker’s actions cause harm to the patient.
There are many different individuals and entities that can engage in medical negligence. Some of the most common examples include:

  • Doctors
  • Surgeons
  • Nurses
  • Hospitals
  • Medical care facilities
  • Other parties responsible for patient care

No matter who is at fault for your medical injury, you deserve justice. Medical malpractice victims have the right to pursue financial recovery for the costs associated with their injuries.
Medical negligence can happen in many ways. In some cases, failing to take appropriate action can be considered to be a form of medical negligence. 
For instance, suppose that a surgeon enacts the wrong procedure on a patient after misreading a medical chart. In this case, the patient would suffer significant harm because of the surgeon’s carelessness.
If the patient can prove that the negligence directly contributed to their injury, they may file a successful medical negligence claim. Some medical mistakes do not require legal representation. 
However, there are many typical signs you need a medical malpractice lawyer following an injury. If your accident or injury constitutes a valid medical negligence claim, you can seek compensation to help you move forward.
If you have questions regarding the validity of your medical malpractice claim, reach out to the legal professionals at Morgan & Morgan. We have decades of experience getting money for those harmed by physicians’ negligence.

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Get answers to commonly asked questions about our legal services and learn how we may assist you with your case.

  • How Will a Medical Negligence Lawyer Help You?

    Even if you are certain that you have a strong medical negligence claim, you might be unsure about what an attorney will do for you. A legal expert will examine the facts of your case for signs you need a medical malpractice lawyer.
    Once a Morgan & Morgan attorney takes your case, they will fight tirelessly to recover the money that you are rightfully due. When you hire one of our knowledgeable medical malpractice experts, we will:

    Gather Evidence

    The legal team at Morgan & Morgan will collect any relevant records related to your medical negligence claim. Building a powerful legal case involves securing strong evidence to support your position.
    Typical examples of relevant evidence include:

    • Medical records
    • Medical invoices and bills
    • Itemized statements
    • Insurance policy information
    • Doctor’s notes
    • Medical history
    • Prescription drug lists
    • And more

    These important documents will help our legal professionals build the strongest case possible on your behalf. Showing that your medical care provider caused you harm is key to a successful medical negligence claim.

    Investigate the Circumstances

    Your medical malpractice lawyer will thoroughly investigate your situation. This will shed light on the relevant factors of your case and may result in more evidence gathering.
    Investigating the circumstances of your claim will help your attorney to accurately calculate the value of your case. It will also help them to determine who is legally liable.

    Negotiate on Your Behalf

    The attorneys at Morgan & Morgan are expert negotiators. Our team has years of experience fighting on behalf of injury victims.
    Most personal injury cases are settled without the need for litigation. However, insurance companies often fight hard for an inadequate or insufficient settlement amount.
    This can leave victims without the ability to cover the costs related to their injuries. Many insurance adjusters use sophisticated negotiation techniques to undermine or devalue claims.
    Do not let this happen to you. The accomplished team at Morgan & Morgan understands the strategies that greedy insurance companies rely on. We know how to counter them effectively.

  • Common Examples of Medical Malpractice

    There are many categories of medical malpractice. Any time a medical care provider does not act according to a reasonable standard of professional care, they may be held responsible.
    Some of the most typical examples of medical malpractice include:


    Patients rely on their medical care providers to understand and respond to their health issues. When a doctor fails to accurately diagnose a patient’s condition and it leads to harm, the person is a victim of medical negligence.

    Delayed Diagnosis

    When a doctor does not provide a diagnosis in a timely manner, the patient may not receive the treatment they need. If a doctor in a similar situation would have offered a correct diagnosis, the patient may have a valid medical negligence claim.

    Injuries in Childbirth

    The birthing process is inherently risky. But when a physician’s action or inaction leads to an injury to the mother or infant, they may face legal consequences.

    Errors in Prescription Medication

    When a nurse or physician provides or prescribes the wrong medication, patients may suffer damage. Similarly, doctors sometimes fail to provide patients with detailed medication instructions or incorrect dosages.
    These medication errors can form the basis of a successful medical negligence claim.

    Anesthesia and Surgery Errors

    When undergoing surgery, patients are often placed in an unconscious state. Errors involving anesthesia can result in long-lasting and serious medical conditions.
    Also, surgical errors present serious hazards to patients. If a surgeon injures the patient, they can be held accountable for the associated costs, expenses, and emotional damage.
    No matter what the circumstances of your medical injury, reach out to a skilled negligence attorney. The team at Morgan & Morgan will fight to secure compensation in your medical negligence case.

  • Signs You Need a Medical Malpractice Lawyer

    How can you tell the difference between an unfortunate accident and an instance of medical negligence? What are the signs you need a medical malpractice lawyer to represent you? 

    Your Condition Gets Worse

    If your medical condition worsens after you visit your physician, you might have experienced negligence in the care you received. 

    For instance, most patients expect to see improvements in their health following appropriate treatments. A worsening condition may be evidence that you were misdiagnosed. Alternatively, the physician may have prescribed the wrong treatments, medications, or doses.
    When a doctor’s mistake results in worse health outcomes for you, you may be owed financial recovery. 

    Contradicting Second Opinion

    When you receive inadequate medical care, it is important to seek a second opinion. In many cases, second opinions decrease the risk of a misdiagnosis.
    If another physician gives you a contradicting opinion about your medical condition, speak with an attorney. Different diagnoses can indicate that your initial doctor was not providing adequate care.

    Treatment or Surgical Errors

    If you have sustained an injury as the direct result of surgeries or other medical treatments, you may have a valid malpractice case. It is vital for patients to be able to trust their physicians, nurses, and surgeons.
    When inappropriate medical care results in an illness or injury, victims deserve justice. Contact the skilled team at Morgan & Morgan to discuss your options in the aftermath of a medical accident or injury

  • How Are Medical Malpractice Lawyers Compensated?

    Many medical negligence victims worry that they cannot afford to bring legal action against the offending party. Fortunately, the medical malpractice attorneys at Morgan & Morgan are paid through contingency fees.
    This means that our legal experts will agree to a specific percentage of the winnings from your medical negligence claim. After we successfully win or settle your case, that amount is used to cover the costs of legal services.
    This makes it possible for victims to pursue compensation, no matter their financial situation. You will pay absolutely nothing unless our attorneys recover money for you.
    We understand the financial difficulties that malpractice victims experience. That is why Morgan & Morgan operates on a contingency fee payment structure

  • Can I Hire Any Type of Lawyer to Represent Me?

    Legally, anyone who is licensed to practice law in the relevant area can represent you. However, you should never hire an attorney with no experience in your type of case.
    It is critical to secure the services of a lawyer with plenty of experience in medical malpractice claims. Medical negligence cases are highly nuanced and complex.
    Contacting the negligence experts at Morgan & Morgan will give you the best chance of securing the financial recovery that you need. We have the skills and specialized knowledge to build a powerful medical malpractice case for you.

  • Morgan & Morgan Will Fight for You

    When you need trustworthy legal representation following a medical accident or injury, look no further than America’s largest personal injury firm, the team at Morgan & Morgan. We boast a roster of more than 1,000 trial-ready attorneys across the United States.
    Our team has successfully recovered more than $20 billion in compensation for our clients. We firmly believe that you should not have to bear the financial burdens from a medical accident that a negligent physician caused.
    At Morgan & Morgan, we will work diligently to recover maximum financial compensation in your medical negligence case. Because we understand the pressures that victims face, we provide new clients with a no-cost case evaluation.
    To schedule your free consultation with a legal expert, complete the contact form on the Morgan & Morgan website today.

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