Medical negligence occurs when a medical professional causes a problem or injury to a patient’s health or offers a misdiagnosis. This negligence can cause serious problems or even the patient’s death, and from there, different economic expenses may arise for which the patient can demand compensation. These expenses can be for the payment of hospitalization, medications or rehabilitation, and psychological treatments.
It is essential to know how to proceed if you are a victim of medical malpractice to pursue your claim correctly.
The first step is to have on hand or not discard any document on the patient’s medical history, such as tests carried out, patient registrations and discharges, appointments, and protocols followed in the face of their conditions.
In the case of medical negligence, a medical expert who is specialized in the area of negligence should be contacted to carry out an evaluation and be able to make sure that it is, in fact, a case of negligence. Likewise, they will support you to determine various factors such as the validity of the documents you have in your file, determine who is responsible for the negligence, and the type of information and claim with which you should proceed with your lawyer.
It is important to mention that the expert may be the primary tool that will help you win the case since they are the ones who prove that you suffered from negligence.
Once the evaluation is done, you can proceed to the lawsuit. The process may differ if this is a public or private doctor and based on the type of fault. With this, we mean that guilt can be conscious, in which the doctor trusted that said result would not occur even though it was foreseen, unconscious, where the doctor did not anticipate the situation although he should have, or finally, professional guilt in which the doctor acted against established standards.
The Guerra Casillas team will be able to support you when you need it in case of medical malpractice.