July 10, 2017
Should you confront your doctor about potential malpractice? Our Calgary personal injury lawyer continues their answer.
In Part 1 of this article, you learned that it is generally not a good idea for you to attempt to talk directly to a doctor or other Calgary medical professional who you believe committed medical malpractice and caused you or a family member serious harm. While feelings of anger, mistrust, and hurt are common and naturally cause one to want to reach out for personal contact, if considering pursuing a medical malpractice claim, such contact is unlikely to help and is very likely to hurt.
You also learned that Calgary medical professionals and organizations such as hospitals follow the same rule. Once they know or even suspect that you are accusing them of malpractice, they are likely to end contact with you and leave it to their legal representatives. Our advice is that you do the same by contacting an experienced Calgary medical malpractice lawyer who will be able to represent you and protect your rights and interests following a malpractice event.
Here are a couple more reasons why we think you should leave these discussions to your Calgary medical malpractice lawyer.
Medical Malpractice Cases in Calgary Are Stressful
There's no such thing as an "easy" medical malpractice case, from any perspective. As a team of dedicated plaintiff-only medical malpractice and personal injury lawyers, it is our job to do the careful legal and medical research, to contact other doctors and medical experts for outside opinions, to keep up with all of the proper filings, and to discuss things—and often argue—with your Calgary healthcare provider's lawyers and insurance companies.
Your job is to heal, and the stress of a medical malpractice case won't help with that. Let us do our job, including handling all of the contact with the malpractice perpetrator, so you can do yours.
Calgary Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice Cases Require Special Knowledge
Every medical malpractice case in Calgary ultimately comes down to a question of medical rights and wrongs. Determining whether a medical professional or institution's actions are egregious enough to constitute negligence requires considered medical and legal analysis, and is beyond the ability of practically any individual in Calgary to accomplish single-handedly.
Trying to discuss the fact of your case with your doctor or other medical professional yourself simply will not yield the kind of response or information you want. It will not lead to greater clarity about your case or help to resolve it. Allowing your legal representatives and the medical experts they partner with to handle the necessary discussions is much more likely to lead to the outcome you're hoping for.
Let a Calgary Medical Malpractice Lawyer Fight for You!
Make no mistake: medical malpractice cases are often lengthy and involved processes. Why not equip yourself with the best possible resources to lead to the best possible outcome? Partner with a dedicated Calgary medical malpractice lawyer and get the help you deserve—contact our office today for a free initial consultation.
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