How to assess A Medical Malpractice Case – Mohamed Al Marzooqi The initial step to assess a possible medical malpractice case is to determine whether the pat WhatsApp: +971555570005
How to assess A Medical Malpractice Case
The initial step to assess a possible medical malpractice case is to determine whether the patient were harmed after getting a medical care or hospitalization. If any medical practitioner acted negligently (i.e., failed to follow the appropriate standard of care) and the medical negligence resulted in subsequent injury, then you may have a good potential for medical malpractice lawsuit.
A simple basic question can aid to assess a potential medical malpractice claim. i.e.:
• Did the patient performed a simple medical procedure but the result is much worse than when the patient went in for the medical service?
• Did the physician or hospital misdiagnose a serious illness?
• Did the medical laboratory provide a faulty or misinterpret test result?
• Did the surgeon perform surgery on the wrong body part or leave a medical equipment inside the body?
• Did the physician prescribed an overdose or low dosage medication that lead to harmful side effects?
• Did the patient get an infection while staying at the hospital?
• Did the radiologist miss interrupt the x-ray or CT scans?
• Did your obstetrician improperly perform a cesarean C section leading to birth injuries and defect to the newborn baby?
These are all examples of situations that could possibly be the result of medical malpractice.
However, a complication, injury or bad result from a medical care does not necessarily mean that there has been medical malpractice, which can only be determined by further investigation to assess whether a malpractice occurred.
A “well-known” physician or “big” hospital does not necessary imply that their conduct must be legal. On the contrary, while most medical service intend to exercise the highest standard of care for all patients, even the best physicians and hospitals commits mistakes sometimes.
The best advice is to simply trust your instincts: if one think that he/she might have a potential medical malpractice case, then it is worth seeking a specialized medical malpractice lawyer to discuss the details and lawsuit success rate. Anyway, a delay should be avoided. As like most personal injury lawsuits, medical malpractice lawsuits have certain time limits “statutes of limitations” and statutes of repose by which medical malpractice lawsuit must be filed or forever barred.
How to Decide whether to Pursue A Medical Malpractice Lawsuit.
At any rate, just because one can file a medical malpractice lawsuit, does not necessarily mean that a medical malpractice lawsuit should be pursuit. Whereas there are many reasons to file medical malpractice lawsuits. Some seeks to simply hold someone responsible for their suffering, while others seek a compensation money for their injuries and to pay for required past medical expenses, future medical bills, lost of work and any other damages.
In most cases medical malpractice lawsuits are complex, require a long period, expensive and often emotional. While the rewards of a successful medical malpractice claim can be significant, for some people it is just not worth it. Wherein if the injuries are not serious or permanent type injuries, then a medical malpractice case may not be worth the trouble. Since there are judicial fees that should be paid in advance plus lawyers sometimes require an advance attorney’s fees payment. therefore, even if a medical malpractice can be filed, it is essential to decide whether it is something that should be pursue or not.
Once a decision have been made to pursue a possible medical malpractice lawsuit, the next step is hiring the right medical malpractice lawyer.
Attorney / Mohamed Al Marzooqi
Mohamed Al Marzooqi Advocates & Consultancy
Lawyer in Abu Dhabi, Dubai – UAE