According to the New York Times, “Hospital employees recognize and report only one out of seven errors, accidents and other events that harm Medicare patients while they are hospitalized”. Such errors can sometimes be categorized as medical malpractice.

Medical malpractice can be defined as a medical professional failing to meet certain standards of care to a patient receiving their services. This can occur in a variety of ways: misdiagnosing a patient, failing to notice a significant symptom that points to a serious problem, writing a prescription for the wrong medicine, or discharging the patient prematurely. We are wondering what to do when you or someone you love suffers from medical malpractice.

Why We’re Asking:

With the number of medical mistakes that go undocumented and unaddressed, it is clear that a number of people may need the help of a lawyer to rectify these wrongs. But moving forward with a case which is both complicated and deeply personal is anything but easy. So this week, we look to our legal professionals to give us basic guidelines on how to address a medical malpractice issue and how to hire a lawyer for such a case.

So, it’s time to weigh in:

How do you move forward with a medical malpractice case?

How do you hire a medical malpractice lawyer?

What should you look for when hiring a medical malpractice lawyer? Questions you should ask?

Are there specialty personal injury lawyers?

How should you document a medical malpractice event?

We’re excited to hear back from our legal professionals. Check back later in the week to see what advice they have to give about medical malpractice suits!

Post your answers in the comment field below!