What to Do in the Event of Medical Malpractice in Cleveland, Ohio July 5, 2012.

A medical mistake can result in dangerous and painful injuries and infections. Asking questions, taking notes, requesting copies of your records to correct inaccuracies, and researching potential complaints against your doctor are proactive techniques to prevent a surgical error or other mistake, but what if they aren’t enough?

What to Do if You Believe Medical Malpractice Has Occurred

First, request and keep copies of all documentation, including:

  • medical records;
  • hospital bracelets;
  • correspondence, including bills, from the doctor’s office or hospital; and
  • prescriptions.

Writing detailed notes of what happened while it’s still fresh in mind is also a good idea.

Be sure to seek medical attention for your injuries, infection, or illness. See someone for a second opinion if you believe you were misdiagnosed.

If you have questions about medical malpractice, attorney Chris Mellino welcomes you to contact our Cleveland office. You may also download or request our free guide to filing a claim in Ohio. Before speaking with any lawyer, collect the earlier mentioned documents, so you can take them to your consultation. These will help determine whether you have grounds to file a viable claim. Ultimately, having an advocate in your corner will allow you to focus on recovering from your injuries while he or she works to get you the compensation you need and deserve.