As a medical malpractice attorney, I often get this call, “I’m not happy with the results of my medical treatment, so I think my doctor screwed up.” A poor result from medical treatment is a possible outcome all patients have to be prepared to deal with.
The surgery didn’t work, the medication didn’t make me feel better, the physical therapy didn’t eliminate my pain, are all scenarios we, as patients, occasionally have to deal with. Poor results from medical treatment may or may not be evidence of medical malpractice. Medical malpractice occurs when the medical provider failed to meet the “applicable standard of care.” My job as a medical malpractice attorney is to review the facts of your individual case (symptoms, diagnoses, assessments/treatment plans, and ultimate outcome) to determine if the medical provider met the applicable standard of care in providing the treatment.
A poor result from medical treatment is a possible outcome all patients have to be prepared to deal with, according to an article by Guajardo Marks. Taking a proactive approach in asking questions to the medical provider about the treatment and expected outcome can go a long way in helping patients deal with the stress and anxiety related to receiving medical treatment.
This blog should be used for informational purposes only. It does not create an attorney-client relationship with any reader and should not be construed as legal advice. If you have any questions, feel free to call Jason Chapman for additional advice at 480.461.5367, log on to udallshumway.com, or contact an attorney in your area.