What Not to Do During Your Ohio Medical Malpractice Suit April 29, 2012.
If you were harmed by a doctor’s negligence, you may be entitled to collect damages in an Ohio medical malpractice suit. To better your chances of having a successful case, there are a few things you should avoid doing.
- While you may be upset with the doctor and medical staff whose mistakes lead to your injury, don’t confront them about it until you’ve spoken with an attorney. Losing your temper with healthcare workers won’t do any good, and could even harm your case.
- Exercise self-control when it comes to disclosing your plans to file a claim. When you suspect malpractice limit your disclosure to only your close family members and, of course, your attorney.
- Don’t sign any paperwork waiving your rights. Sometimes your healthcare provider might be aware that mistakes were made, and will attempt to avoid a lawsuit. Also, be careful not to say or sign anything that would make it seem as though you’re taking responsibility for their error.
- If you suspect a doctor, hospital, or medial practice of malpractice, don’t continue going to them for care. Doing so can make it seem as though you still trust them, which could affect your personal injury case. Seek out other physicians who can tend to your healthcare needs.
- You may need to obtain medical records from your physician. Don’t disclose that you need these records to begin a medical malpractice case. Instead, you can say you need them for insurance reasons or social security.