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Posted on July 11, 2019 by

How to Know if Your Case May or May Not Be Medical Malpractice

If you think you might have a valid medical malpractice case, it's so important to talk with a lawyer who can guide you. Sadly, a lot of people think they have medical malpractice lawsuits, but they really don't. We'd like to help you determine the best way to tell. 

Cases That are Not Medical Malpractice

A lot of people are quick to hire a lawyer when they have a medical procedure done, or receive a treatment, but then their conditions don't improve. The reality is that no surgeries, treatments or even medications are going to work 100% of the time. 

Also, when people suffer because of complications due to surgeries or other types of treatment, that is often wrongly labeled medical malpractice. 

Examples of Medical Malpractice Cases

Medical malpractice refers to a doctor or hospital that has been medially negligent in some way. In short, you may have a case if the treatment you received did not meet the medical standard. 

For example, these are all medical malpractice cases: 

• A doctor leaves a foreign object in a person's body after surgery. 

• A doctor performs the wrong type of operation on a patient. 

• A doctor performs a surgical procedure without the patient's consent. 

As your St. Louis medical malpractice lawyers, we talk with victims all the time about these types of cases. We can guide you through yours. 

Contact your St. Louis medical malpractice lawyers today.