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Signs that you were the victim of medical malpractice

On Behalf of | Oct 12, 2022 | Medical Malpractice

When you see a doctor in New Jersey, you expect professionalism and qualified care. If you have a subpar experience, you might wonder if you were the victim of medical malpractice. There are certain signs to be aware of if you believe this was the case.

You’re not improving

One of the biggest indications that you might have suffered medical malpractice at the hands of a doctor or other medical professional is that your condition isn’t improving. Often, in this situation, medical errors or negligence might be to blame. If you were diagnosed with a specific medical condition and are being treated for it, it’s possible there was a misdiagnosis if you don’t get better.

Your diagnosis doesn’t make sense

Sometimes, a person might be diagnosed with a condition that doesn’t match their symptoms. If your diagnosis doesn’t make sense, there’s a good reason for that. The doctor might not have paid close enough attention to you when you described your symptoms. In the worst-case scenario, they might know your condition but deliberately give you a catastrophic diagnosis for fraudulent reasons.

You got a delayed diagnosis

A delayed diagnosis can be devastating if your medical condition is something potentially deadly. If the doctor failed to order certain tests to determine your condition but waited too long or failed to do so at all, it could have grave consequences. This is a sure sign that you have been the victim of malpractice.

Your doctor didn’t take you seriously

One of the worst things that can happen is that your doctor doesn’t take you seriously when you visit them complaining about symptoms. Some doctors have a poor bedside manner and might have a superior attitude, but you know your body better than anyone. If you were disregarded or your symptoms minimized, you may have a strong claim for medical malpractice. Doctors must follow up with patients and provide them with appropriate treatments.

These are just some signs of malpractice. Being aware of these indicators might help you find appropriate health care and to seek compensation if you have suffered as a result of a doctor’s mistakes.