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First Steps in a Medical Malpractice Claim

Like any legal action, medical malpractice cases involve strategic planning. If you suffered an injury, loss, or illness at the hands of a careless doctor, you’ve probably asked yourself, “What are my rights?” With the help of a lawyer, you can pursue compensation for your suffering and damages.

As with any intricate legal proceeding, the first step is finding the right lawyer. Only a qualified attorney can provide the advice and legal guidance you need. Once you have an attorney on your side, you can take the next steps toward the money you deserve.

Contact the Medical Professional Involved in Your Accident

If the mistake was minor, you may be able to seek treatment shortly after the original accident free of charge. After consulting your attorney, get in touch with the person or entity responsible for your damages. At the very least, you can gain a better understanding of your case and what caused your injury or illness.

Reach out to the Relevant Medical Licensing Board

Many cases of medical negligence involve professional violations committed on the part of the person or hospital that caused your injury / illness. By reaching out to the appropriate medical licensing board, you can ensure that, if needed, the board takes disciplinary action.

Learn About the Statute of Limitations

By law, every civil lawsuit or claim must be filed within a specific amount of time; this is called the statute of limitations. Each jurisdiction has different laws governing the statute of limitations, and several factors determine the exact amount of time you have to take action. In a medical malpractice case, this could include:

  • When you sustained the injury
  • When the illness that resulted from the negligence was diagnosed
  • When, under reasonable conditions, you should have discovered the condition caused by the malpractice

If a negligent medical professional caused your injury or illness, contact our Washington DC medical malpractice lawyer today. The Law Offices of Dr. Michael M. Wilson, M.D., J.D & Associates is here to help you, so call our office now to set up your first consultation with an attorney.

Categories: Medical Malpractice