Should I Contact a Lawyer If I Think My Doctor Made a Mistake?
Some mistakes committed by a doctor are innocent and do not amount to medical malpractice. However, there are other mistakes that should never been made. Some of these preventable mistakes may be grounds for filing a medical malpractice lawsuit. If a patient or family member of a patient has any question as to a doctor who has made a mistake, or as to whether or not the action or inaction constitutes medical malpractice, I strongly urge them to contact an experienced medical malpractice attorney so that the circumstances of the care and treatment can be carefully investigated.
The investigation process often requires the attorney to obtaining the appropriate medical records and appropriate imaging studies, and employing one or more experts to review the injured patient's case. It is after that thorough investigation that they would then be able to determine if, in fact, the mistake in question is due to medical malpractice, or that the mistake that does not amount to malpractice and is something that can reasonably occur as a result of the care and treatment given.
At times, it is initially difficult to determine if a mistake is a result of medical malpractice or not. If you have any question as to regarding the mistake of a doctor and the possibility of medical malpractice, do not hesitate to contact an experienced California medical malpractice attorney. The knowledgeable legal professionals at the law firm of Corsiglia McMahon & Allard, L.L.P., are prepared to conduct a thorough investigation to determine, based on facts, that there is a case based on the mistake. When you or a loved one have suffered an injury due to a mistake by a medical professional, you deserve reliable representation from a skilled lawyer. Call our office today at (408) 289-1417 today to schedule a consultation.