It would be natural to second guess yourself if you believe a doctor is at fault following a medical procedure. After all, these are trained professionals with years of experience — they know more about how your body should feel than you do, right? However, if you ever feel like something is wrong following a visit to the hospital, you should seek a second opinion right away. At Bish & Cutting, APC, we take medical malpractice cases very seriously and will make sure you receive the compensation you are owed. Here is some information about proving medical negligence in California.
Proving Medical Negligence | Liability
If you believe that you’ve been injured, hurt, or made sick because of a doctor’s negligence, the first thing you should always do is contact an experienced attorney right away. You will also want to obtain a copy of your medical records. We recommend that you not disclose to your doctors that an attorney is involved. Sometimes, when they hear that an attorney is conducting their own investigation, hospital records conveniently tend to go “missing.”
After obtaining your medical records and contacting an attorney, we can then share this information with a qualified independent medical professional to evaluate your claim and find out if there was any liability involved that caused your injuries.
Proving Medical Negligence | Speaking with Insurance Companies
If you are bringing forward a medical malpractice suit, you will most likely be receiving calls from the at-fault hospital’s insurance company. The pretense of their call is to find out how the accident happened. However, they are not looking out for you; they are representatives of the hospital. Any statement you give to them can and will be used against you. In these cases, insurance adjusters phrase their questions in ways intended to garner a misleading or vague response. Our attorneys recommend that you never speak with an insurance adjuster. All calls should be directed to your attorney.
Proving Medical Negligence | Contact Our Office
Medical malpractice claims are very difficult, complex, and require a special skill set. There are certain caps in this area of the law, so when choosing a medical malpractice attorney, you want to make sure that you have someone who is experienced and understands the different rules that apply. You will need an injury lawyer well-practiced in both trial and arbitration, as this is typically where these cases will end up.
The experienced Newhall medical malpractice attorneys at Bish & Cutting, APC are ready to protect your rights and maximize your compensation. Contact our office today to schedule a free consultation.