Unfortunately, medical negligence is far too common in our society. Many people are so desperate for affordable medical care that doctors often take advantage of them. You may be the victim of medical malpractice without even realizing it, so our experienced Albuquerque medical malpractice lawyers have put together a list of some of the most common signs you should look out for should you suspect that you’re a victim of malpractice.
You are the victim of an unsafe surgery
This is one of the most common reasons for medical malpractice lawsuits. Instances when doctors perform a surgery using safe practices but the surgery fails in some way – this is not medical malpractice. Medical malpractice is when the surgery is performed using unsafe or non-standard procedures, or the surgery was performed on the wrong part of the body. You trust your doctor to take care of you while you are under the knife, and they shouldn’t be able to get away with risky or denounced practices.
Your doctor prescribes the wrong medication
If you are prescribed a medication that is ineffective or even dangerous given your health, you may have a good case for a medical malpractice lawsuit. You can also file a malpractice suit if you’re given an inappropriate dosage of the correct medication. Taking the wrong medication can lead to very serious health complications or even death, so this is not something to be taken lightly.
Your child is born with an injury that happened during delivery
A poorly handled delivery could lead to injuries or other health complications for your child as well as for the mother. If you believe that your delivery wasn’t conducted professionally and either you or your child has lasting medical complications, you could both be entitled to damages.
Your doctor discloses private information
Doctors are required to follow HIPAA confidentiality laws. If they don’t, you can build a case for a medical malpractice lawsuit. You should always be able to trust that the information you tell your doctor won’t be disclosed to anyone outside of your medical team or shared in a public manner.
Jacob G. Vigil and his team are the medical malpractice lawyers Albuquerque residents trust. If you believe you may have been the victim of malpractice, contact Vigil Law Firm, P.A. to schedule your consultation right away. Not only do you deserve compensation for the malpractice you have experienced, but other potential patients also need to be aware of doctors who have a history of medical negligence.