When you are sick or chronically ill or in pain, the only thing on your mind is to get better. All you want is someone to wave a magic wand and make it all better. Unfortunately, that isn’t how medicine or health works. There is no cure-all pill or potion. Well, there may be, but it hasn’t hit the shelves yet. Our Medical Malpractice Attorneys at the Law Offices of Dorothy Hyde have heard the heartbreaking stories from our clients. People just want to be helped and they just want to feel better. Some medical professionals choose to take advantage of these people. They promise results that are unrealistic. They choose not to provide all the information the patients need. If you or someone you love is in pain then it is easy to fall for the story of wellness. Here are 3 ways to avoid getting caught in a situation that results in medical malpractice:
- Check the credentials: Just like any business, doctors offices and medical places must have licensees posted in the public. If this is a new doctor or medical place then do a quick Google search to see if your doctor is accredited. Many people don’t realize that nurse practitioners or other sorts of titles can do many things a regular doctor can do. However, they are also restricted or legally obligated to only do so much. Don’t be fooled by the credentials. Make sure you do your homework on the people you see.
- Background Information: If you are a new patient anywhere you typically have to fill out a crazy long packet asking questions about your past. Learning your patients’ past history is vital when treating them presently. It is important that your doctor tries to learn your past before attempting to treat you presently. If your doctor isn’t asking about your past or checking your past medical records it could be a red flag. They may not be using the standard of care necessary to treat you correctly.
- Too Good To Be True: Have you had that bad gut feeling when you meet someone? Just because you are meeting with a professional doesn’t mean that your body will react any differently. If you aren’t feeling comfortable or you feel like something is off then trust your instincts. Do your research and find somewhere else.
You are in command of your health care. Professionals can help guide in your better directions, but at the end of the day, you have command over your body. If something doesn’t feel right then go find a second opinion. If something does go wrong then know that our Dallas Medical Malpractice Attorneys are here to make sure that you are getting the help you didn’t get. We promise to work hard for you and be the strong advocate you need to get you through this complicated situation. Call (214) 883-1700 or click here to start your journey to success with our attorneys at the Law Firm of Dorothy Hyde in Dallas today.