While malpractice cases can sometimes be unpredictable, there are a few steps that you can take when interacting with your healthcare providers in order to decrease your risk of medical malpractice. Read our infographic to learn more.
Do Your Research
Research your doctor before beginning to work with them. Look at whether they have been involved in a medical malpractice lawsuit in the past. Make sure you are working with a doctor that you trust, not just one that is available.
Always understand what you are signing.
Before any major surgery or treatment, read every form and paper carefully. Make sure that you are not signing away any legal rights.
Do not withhold information.
In order for your doctor to accurately treat you, they must know the truth about your medical history and condition. Leaving any details out can lead to complications or accidents.
Choose your doctor based on your needs.
Do not choose your healthcare provider only based on cost or convenience. Your body is irreplaceable, so there should be no shortcuts taken when choosing a doctor.
Even with these tips in mind, medical malpractice can be unavoidable. If you have found yourself in one of these unfortunate situations, contact Finney Law Office, LLC today.