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Posted on March 13, 2014 by

How Do I Know If I Have A Medical Malpractice Case?

Medical malpractice is defined as any time a licensed health care provider digresses from what is considered to be a normal standard of care for a patient. Basically, medical malpractice indicates that a physician has been negligent, and these claims can be difficult to prove. However, with your St. Louis personal injury attorney on your side, your claim can be proven and won. Even so, how do you know if you even have a claim that’s worthy of pursuing?

First of all, consider whether or not you have been injured as a direct result of the prescribed treatments by your doctor. If you’ve been injured, it’s more likely that you have a case.

Second of all, consider getting a second opinion from a doctor in a different practice. Once you explain what happened, he or she might be able to help you decide if you’ve been a victim of medical malpractice.

Third, after you’ve taken these steps, if you feel confident that you have a case, contact a St. Louis personal injury attorney who can help you. A seasoned and experienced attorney will fight hard for you in court, and get you the compensation you deserve because of your injuries.

It’s never a good idea to ignore an instance of possible medical malpractice. Don’t hesitate to act if you believe that you have been a victim.