5 Indications You May Have Been the Victim of Malpractice (Part 1)

5 Indications You May Have Been the Victim of Malpractice (Part 1)


Posted February 14, 2014 by admin

Two possible signs of malpractice include the use of only one test to diagnose a condition and a doctor’s failure to answer your questions.
Two possible signs of malpractice include the use of only one test to diagnose a condition and a doctor’s failure to answer your questions.

We trust our doctors, nurses and other health care professionals to take their jobs seriously and provide us with the highest quality of medical care so we can stay (or get) healthy. Unfortunately, however, health care professionals may not always provide us with the care we need, as they may be overworked, improperly trained or otherwise unable (or willing) to ensure that we are getting the type and quality of care we need.

What can be just as frustrating as these facts is that it’s not always easy to tell when you may have been the victim of medical mistakes and, as a result, when you may be entitled to compensation from negligent health care professionals (and possibly the facilities that employ them).

Here and in an upcoming second and third parts to this blog, we will outline the top 5 signs of malpractice that all patients should be aware of so that they know when to seek justice and compensation for their malpractice-related injuries and losses.

Sign 1: Only 1 test was used to diagnose your condition

Although some medical conditions are associated with very distinct and obvious symptoms, in many cases, it takes many medical tests to properly diagnose a condition. When doctors or other health care professionals only perform a single (or, worse yet, no) test on you and then definitively diagnose you with a specific condition, be skeptical. This is one clear-cut sign of malpractice because it is rarely the case that one test can be used to diagnose patients’ conditions.

Be sure to look for our forthcoming second and third parts of this blog for three more signs of malpractice that all patients should be familiar with.

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At the law firm of Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C., our experienced Mount Vernon malpractice lawyers have been providing client-centered representation to our Southern Illinois clients since 1950. Our trusted attorneys focus on our clients’ needs, we are passionate about our clients, and we do everything we can to help them get the maximum possible compensation for their losses and injuries so they can focus on recovery and moving on with their life.

We take pride in tailoring our legal representation to specifically meet our clients’ needs and in expertly guiding them through each stage of the complex the legal process. While our attorneys are aggressive and effective litigators both inside and outside of the courtroom, we are also counselors that can provide our clients with helpful legal advice regarding their best options.

If you have been injured as a result of a nurse or any medical professional making mistakes during your treatments or care, or if you have lost a loved one due to any type of medical mistake, contact us by calling (888) 896-9381 or by emailing us using the form at the upper right-hand side of the page. We can provide you with a free, thorough assessment of your case, along with professional advice regarding the best manner in which to move forward.

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