Medical malpractice is a very taxing situation. Aside from finding yourself injured, you will also face a complex case that can be tough to prove in court.
Here are a few critical steps you must take during this stressful time.
1. Switch doctors
Suppose your doctor suspects you are considering reporting them or starting a legal case. In that case, they can try to alter your records to lower your chances of a court taking your situation seriously. Avoid this by switching doctors.
2. Obtain copies of your records
Get a physical copy or two of your current medical documents immediately after the incident. That will give you solid proof of your records if your previous physician does try to alter them.
3. Seek medical attention
You need to seek medical treatment for the malpractice incident. Additionally, continuing to receive medical attention from another provider strengthens your court case and can provide more details on the severity of the malpractice incident.
4. Keep records of the incident and follow-up visits
Your memory will fade over time. Medical malpractice cases can take a long time to resolve. Therefore, keeping detailed descriptions of the incident and any follow-up care you received will be helpful for your case.
5. Start your legal claim
Getting your legal case started as soon as possible would be best. The courts can take some time to resolve these cases. Therefore, beginning a case can ensure the court addresses your issue with seriousness.
These steps will give you a proper foundation if you decide to start a legal claim against your doctor. A good foundation is the best way to ensure your case has the best chances of working out in your favor.