Have you recently given birth and suffered an injury due to medical malpractice? If so, know that there are options to receive compensation for what happened. Be sure to do these four things if you are considering a lawsuit.
1. Get Immediate Medical Assistance
While some things will be out of the control of medical professionals when giving birth, how they handle the situation is key to a medical malpractice lawsuit. If you suffered an injury that the hospital is not treating, it is important that you seek out medical assistance immediately. It is not only important that you are treated for your injury, but getting immediate treatment from another doctor will show how serious the injury was.
2. Gather Medical Records
You'll want to collect as many medical records regarding your pregnancy as you can. Sometimes these injuries are blamed on preexisting conditions related to a pregnancy, even though it is not true. You should try to prove your health before and after your injury in case doctors try to blame your condition on why you were injured. The more evidence you gather will always be in your favor.
3. Don't Talk About The Injury To Others
It is important that you only talk about your injury to your lawyer and your new doctor that is treating your injury. You should not go on social media to give updates, talk to staff at the hospital about what happened, or answer questions if the hospital reached out to you.
Anything that you say can be used against you. For example, if something asks you if your injury is improving, you may accidentally imply that your injury is getting better by saying that it's hard to tell. All communication with your lawyer so that you do not accidentally say something that can be used against you.
4. Document Your Recovery
Not all injuries can be easily documented. If you can take photos of your specific injury, that is great, but you'll most likely need to keep a journal to record pain levels. Remembering pain levels is very hard to do many months later when being asked in mediation or in court, and you do not want to make a mistake. A written journal can help you easily recall your pain on any given day if you are asked to do so.
For more information on what to do about a medical malpractice injury, be sure to work with a law office like Blazef -Horner Anica Law Office of.