Medical malpractice is an act or lack of acts committed by a healthcare professional. When these professionals are confronted with a medical malpractice lawsuit, it has the ability to ruin their reputations and possibly their careers. This can be detrimental to their livelihood. For these cases, patients will have to prove that negligence was a part of the medical malpractice that they experienced. It is not enough for a mistake to be made. Negligence needs to be proven to show that the doctor is guilty of this charge. When a doctor shows signs of negligence, it can lead to many repercussions. Individuals can experience the effects of a doctor’s negligence. They may be harmed by their doctor’s negligence, which can cause life-changing health issues.

When can negligence affect me?

As a patient of a healthcare professional, you put your health in their hands. You trust these medical professionals to explain your issue and how it can be made better. If they prove to be negligent, it can cause damage to your health and help it decline even further. This can cause you to continuously seek a doctor’s help, which can cause more medical bills to pile up. It may also cause long-term health issues that can change your life. A doctor’s negligence can be proven in many different situations. If they give you the wrong dosage for a prescription, this can affect the illness that you have. If they refrain from acting accordingly during childbirth, this can cause a birth defect in a child or cause something wrong to the mother. When these situations occur, an investigation will need to be done to prove the negligence that was claimed. Patients should keep any documented doctor’s visits to use for the investigation. They will have to prove negligence to establish that medical malpractice was an issue.

Negligence can affect you in any situation with a healthcare professional. It is important to consult an attorney when these cases occur. You have the right to pursue a lawsuit against these professionals. Their job is to take care of you to the best of their ability. If they fail to do so because they are negligent, they should be held responsible.

If you are in this situation, it is important to discuss this situation with an attorney. The attorneys at Timian & Fawcett, LLC provide effective legal services to clients in Prince George’s County, Washington, D.C. and all of Maryland. Our firm is dedicated to our clients. If you need our help, we are ready to serve. Contact Timian & Fawcett, LLC.