If you’ve been an unhappy patient due to complications or injuries caused by a medical professional, you may be in a position to file a lawsuit. However, it’s not easy to win a case, and there has to be evidence of wrongdoing.
Many people believe the myths about medical malpractice lawsuits. Here are three that you shouldn’t fall for.
1. Any complication is enough to start a lawsuit
No, this is not the case. Not all complications are a result of injuries or mistakes made by the doctor or surgeon. Many complications are unpredictable. Not all people are the same, so some people are more prone to infections or complications than others.
2. Medical malpractice is easy to prove
It is not always easy to prove malpractice. In many cases, it takes time from multiple experts to determine if an error was made. It’s more likely that you can prove a case if someone apologizes or admits fault, but it’s still not foolproof.
3. Rude medical providers can be sued for a poor bedside manner
Harassment might be enough to lead to a malpractice case, but a bad attitude simply isn’t enough. Everyone has bad days, and a doctor’s short comments and lack of friendly discussion aren’t enough to get them in trouble. If you have a problem with a medical provider’s care, you may wish to seek to switch doctors or to discuss the situation with your provider’s superior.
These are three myths you should not fall for. True medical malpractice has evidence and results in injuries, either temporary or permanent.