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Unfortunately, illness and accidents occur and no one is ever truly prepared for these life-altering events. What’s even more unfortunate is having a medical procedure go wrong in the midst of a major illness or accident. A tragedy like this can prove extremely troubling. Patients and families alike can be severely impacted by Medical Malpractice; In some cases, families are left to advocate on behalf of their loved ones. Along with the care and concern of worrying about a loved one’s health and wellness, Medical Malpractice can add additional health concerns, stress and financial complications.

What is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice can occur when a doctor, team of doctors or medical facility fails to perform duties for the patient in a competent manner and in accordance to their professional protocols. When proper medical care is not given to a patient and that patient, as a result, suffers, then there may be a potential Medical Malpractice suit involved.

Communication

Communication is vital at the beginning stages of any Medical Malpractice issue. If you or a loved one feel negligence or malpractice is involved – whether from a misdiagnosis or improper medical treatment, communicating to the proper authorities is important.

Whether you converse with the medical authorities or your attorneys, it is vital to keep the lines of communication open for the best possible outcome.

Research

When it comes to medical malpractice, it’s important to keep your research, information, and correspondence in order. A good paper trail will ease the burden and stress when trying to remember important dates, names and details of the potential case.

Contact

If you don’t want the daunting task of contacting the appropriate medical licensing board, you will want to contact an attorney. Not only will you be dealing with the illness or injury, but also the repercussions of the negligence itself. If you are not prepared to take on all of these stressful situations at once, contact an expert in the field.

Keep in mind there may be time limits involved, as well, and your attorney will be most familiar with these. There are many repercussions to a medical malpractice injury:

  • Physical
  • Mental
  • Emotional
  • Financial

 

Medical malpractice is a serious issue; one where expert testimony may be required along with a board review. This is more than any one person should have to handle. At Winkler, Kurtz, Winkler, Fellin, Hake & O’Hanlon, we have the advantage of renowned Medical Malpractice Attorney David S. Pollack to help guide you through your extremely difficult time. If you believe you may have a Medical Malpractice claim, give us a call at (631) 938-8000 to schedule a Free Consultation with our team of professionals.

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