What to Do When You’re the Victim of Medical Malpractice in Chicago Nov01

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What to Do When You’re the Victim of Medical Malpractice in Chicago

Medical professionals are tasked with society’s health and well-being; however, negligence is a reality, and patients do suffer. Fortunately, if you are the victim of medical malpractice, there are things you can do to help you get compensated for your injuries.

Voice Your Questions and Concerns

If you’re ever a victim of malpractice, don’t keep silent. Although medical personnel can be intimidating, remember that they owe you answers to any questions you have about our treatment, most certainly if they were negligent in this treatment. Remember the responses they give, because they could be valuable evidence.

Change Medical Providers

Change medical providers immediately after suffering an incident of malpractice. Your health is the top concern, and you deserve the highest caliber of professional treatment. Also, if you continue treatment with a negligent provider, it may be more complicated to prove your malpractice case later on down the line.

Document Everything

Your visits and interactions with medical staff are all forms of evidence that you will need to prove that your medical providers were negligent. Your medical records are a vital part of this documentation. Be sure to get a copy of every document and piece of paper generated for your care. Additionally, write down or record every piece of advice or recommendation you remember being given and continue to keep a detailed record of your post-malpractice problems.

Contact a Chicago Medical Malpractice Attorney

According to the statute of limitations, you have two years from the date of the malpractice incident to file a claim. However, you’ll want to contact a Chicago medical malpractice attorney as close to the event as possible. As time passes, evidence becomes more difficult to collect, and witness testimony can become more unreliable.

Contact Ryan, Ryan & Viglione today to get the compensation you deserve.

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