February 28, 2022
Medical Malpractice Attorney
If you started experiencing symptoms, went to the doctor, and was told that there was nothing to worry about—only to discover later that something was, indeed, wrong—you may have grounds upon which to file legal action. Medicine is a complex science. It is not always apparent when something is amiss with a person’s physical and/or mental wellbeing. However, there are standards in place that help to ensure that when a diagnosis can be reasonably determined, patients are notified so that they can make informed decisions about their care options.
If your delayed diagnosis was the result of substandard care provided by an individual practitioner or by a medical facility in general, you may be able to hold them legally and financially accountable for any harm that has resulted from that delay in diagnosis. As an experienced medical malpractice attorney – including those who practice at David & Philpot, P.L. – it can be hard for a patient to know whether their situation meets the legal criteria necessary for a successful legal action. That’s okay. You don’t need to know for sure whether your delayed diagnosis rises to the level of “medical negligence” or “medical malpractice” in order to explore your legal options.
Preparing for a Delayed Diagnosis Legal Consultation
If you believe that you may have a cause for legal action against a medical provider, scheduling a risk-free consultation with a lawyer whose practice focuses—at least in-part—on medical malpractice cases is a good idea. The consultation process will allow you to ask an experienced attorney any questions that you may have about your situation and will allow you to voice your concerns. Once a lawyer understands the nature of your medical circumstances, they will be able to provide you with personalized and objective legal guidance. At that point, you’ll be able to make whatever informed decisions best fit your situation. Consulting with an attorney doesn’t obligate you to take legal action or to hire that lawyer. A risk-free consultation is just that; a consultation opportunity with no strings attached.
In advance of your consultation, gather any relevant medical documentation that could help the attorney with whom you’re meeting better understand your situation. Additionally, it can be helpful to both create a list of questions in advance and to write down a rough timeline of when all major events related to your case transpired.