If you had a serious yet treatable medical condition, you would be acting logically, if you were to seek out a member of the medical profession. Suppose, though, that you failed to benefit from the administered treatment? In fact, suppose that you got injured or developed a life-threatening illness.
If you had to deal with either of those dreaded possibilities, then you would have grounds for filing a lawsuit in a medical malpractice case. At that point, you might want to hire a lawyer, so that you could determine which of the doctor’s actions could be introduced as a sound reason for suing your doctor, and facing that same professional in a court of law.
Were you denied care?
Legally, a physician can have only one sound reason for refusing to deliver requested care to a given patient. The doctor that had issued such a refusal could not be found guilty in a court of law if he or she was not familiar with a given patient’s condition. Of course, the patient with that rather unusual condition should be given the name of a more-experienced doctor, possibly a specialist.
For example, suppose a pregnant woman thought about having an expert in family medicine supervise her pre-natal care. Then the recognized expert soon learns that the same woman must face the challenges attached to a high risk pregnancy. In that case, the specialist in family medicine should direct the pregnant female to a highly-experienced obstetrician.
Was there a problem with the prescribed treatment?
Have you learned that there was a decided level of risk attached to the treatment that you received? Were you prescribed the wrong medicine or the improper dose for the medicine-of-choice? If you could answer “yes” to either of those questions, then you would have ground on which to stand, if you chose to sue the doctor. That member of the medical profession appears to have committed medical malpractice.
Was the doctor’s behavior an example of negligence?
Did your physician act in a manner that could be described as careless? Did your physician do something that made him or her appear neglectful? If you felt compelled to give a “yes” answer to either of those questions, then you have reason to believe that your doctor can be proved guilty of negligence.
What might be your doctor’s defense?
In the past, those physicians that have been charged with medical malpractice have defended their behavior by showing one of the following: 1) Their actions were unintentional; 2) They had provided top quality treatment or 3) Another doctor would have made the same judgment call.
As a patient, you would not be able to contest any such claim. Yet that fact highlights the reason that you need to look for an Injury Lawyer in Richmond Hill, as soon as you decide to sue a member of the medical profession, and to charge that same professional with medical malpractice.