When you seek help for an illness, you expect your doctors, nurses, and other medical providers to help you get better. Unfortunately, as a medical malpractice lawyer Memphis counts on, I know this isn’t always the case. Sometimes a healthcare professional can neglect to help a patient’s sickness, or even make them worse.

Healthcare professionals have an obligation to care for their patients and provide them accurate diagnosis and treatment. This is why it’s good for everyone to be aware of the warning signs of medical malpractice. That way you can fight back if you need to and always ensure you’re getting the care you deserve.

4 Signs of Medical Malpractice

In over thirty years as a medical malpractice lawyer, I’ve dealt with a wide range of cases. If you, or someone you love, is experiencing any of these signs after seeking medical treatment, you may be a victim of medical malpractice.

1. You’re not getting better.

This is one of the clearest indicators that something isn’t right. In many cases, medical malpractice is a result of a misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis. If your condition gets worse or doesn’t change even after you have started treatment, it could mean that medical malpractice occurred. This is especially worrying since it means that your actual medical condition is not being properly treated.

2. The doctor was not thorough.

If your doctor only ordered basic lab tests, they might not be doing enough to diagnose your condition correctly. Furthermore, failure to order a test that would have provided a firm diagnosis can result in a delayed diagnosis, leaving your condition to only progress. Also, if a doctor does not order follow-up tests to ensure their diagnosis is correct, they may be negligent with their care.

3. Your diagnosis doesn’t make sense.

Nobody knows your body better than you. If you’ve told your doctor about the symptoms you’re experiencing and they give you a diagnosis that does not match what you’ve told them, then they may not have paid close enough attention. In fact, they may even be giving you a worse diagnosis than necessary in order to charge you for expensive treatments.

4. You received a different second opinion.

If you went to another doctor for a second opinion and received a different diagnosis, it is best to get a third opinion. If the third doctor agrees with the second doctor, you need to talk to a medical malpractice lawyer.

Contact a medical malpractice lawyer Memphis relies on for FREE.

Medical malpractice cases can be incredibly complex. They differ from other personal injury cases, making it challenging for the average person to understand their inner workings. This is why a medical malpractice lawyer can make all the difference.

If you suspect you or someone you love has been the victim of medical malpractice call us right away for a FREE review of your case – no strings attached. In Tennessee, there’s a one-year statute of limitations for filing medical malpractice claims. We can be reached at (901) 327-2100 or you can contact us online. We will talk through your situation and answer any questions you have so that we can file your claim quickly.

Our attorneys have handled a range of medical malpractice cases, and we know what it takes to be successful. We’ll fight for you to receive the compensation and justice you deserve. Call us today to hear how we can help.