Medical Malpractice

How Do I Know If I’m A Victim Of Medical Malpractice?



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How Do I Know If I’m A Victim Of Medical Malpractice?

If you suspect medical malpractice, it can be challenging to confirm your suspicions. Doctors aren’t likely to tell you that they made a mistake. In fact, a care provider may try to say what happened to you was a known risk and complication of the procedure you underwent, or they may attempt to persuade you that your suspicions are wrong because everything went as expected.



Malpractice Clues

Without the training and education of the doctor, how does a patient or loved one figure out if medical malpractice occurred? Jim Howell, partner at PHP says, in his more than 30 years of experience as a malpractice attorney, he has noted several red flags that should raise your suspicion that medical malpractice may have occurred.

According to Howell, you should begin to suspect medical malpractice occurred and contact a lawyer if:

  1. Complications or injuries occur that were not discussed as a possibility with you before the procedure.
  2. Complications or injuries occur to you but not to someone else who had the same or a similar procedure.
  3. Someone in the know (a nurse, or someone in the medical profession) hints to you that you shouldn’t be experiencing a certain complication or that your doctor should be handling your ongoing treatment in a specific way but isn’t.
  4. Your recovery or hospitalization exceeds the time expectations the doctor told you before the procedure.
  5. Your medical care team calls in a specialist during your recovery but never discussed that there would be a need for one.
  6. A family member unexpectedly dies during or shortly after a routine procedure.
  7. Medical staff avoids or evades answering questions about your recovery after a procedure.


Medical Malpractice Law Firm Wichita

If you suspect you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice, the expert medical malpractice attorneys at PHP Law Firm are here to help. We offer free medical malpractice consultations in which we will evaluate the details of your case as well as obtain and review your medical records. If we suspect that medical malpractice occurred, we will send your medical records to one of the experts in our extensive database of medical specialists for further evaluation.

Once we decide you have a strong case, we will file a medical malpractice suit on your behalf and fight to get you the compensation you deserve without charging you a dime unless we win.

Please contact us directly at (316) 683-9080 to discuss your medical malpractice case. We look forward to speaking with you.


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