Medical negligence can result in serious personal injuries that can last you a lifetime. Proving that your case involves medical negligence may take some work. You are going to need to show that your injuries are a direct result of the poor medical treatment you received. In addition, a viable medical negligence case will need to prove that your treatment providers acted outside what is normal, standard care and that the deviation from standard care caused your injuries. Treatment providers are expected to give you the quality care you need and do no harm in treating you. If your doctor was negligent in their care, didn't listen to your symptoms, or didn't order standard testing, and that left you injured, it's time to talk with a medical negligence attorney.
When You Don't Receive Diagnostic Testing
If you went to numerous appointments with a doctor and were continually told that everything was fine without any diagnostic testing done, this can set the stage for a medical negligence case. When your symptoms are not investigated and this leads to a more serious illness because of it, your doctor can be held liable for your injuries. For example, if you go to your doctor complaining of frequent headaches and visual disturbances, your doctor should investigate this further. If you don't get any treatment and later learn that you have a serious brain tumor that you could have been getting treatment for, your doctor can be found negligent.
If Treatment Isn't Standard
Your doctor may not take your symptoms seriously, or they might not provide you with standard treatment based on the symptoms you present. If you suffer because of your lack of care despite going to the doctor for appointments, you may have a personal injury case to file based on medical negligence. If you can prove that your doctor acted outside of the standard of care, and this treatment caused you injuries, you will have a medical negligence case. When your doctor goes outside of the norm for treatment, you will need to prove your case. A personal injury attorney will be able to look over the treatment you received and work with any specialists necessary to determine if your treatment was standard or not.
Medical negligence means that you didn't get the care you needed when you sought medical treatment. If the lack of treatment resulted in an injury, you are entitled to receive compensation for your injuries.