If you have been to the doctor or hospital recently and feel that you’ve been mistreated, you might be asking yourself, when is the right time to call a medical malpractice lawyer? Examples of the types of harm patients can sue for include:
- Physical pain
- Mental anguish
- Additional medical bills
- Lost work and earning capacity
If one of the four above-mentioned characteristics applies to a patient, it would be in their best interest to call a medical malpractice lawyer.
According to Nolo.com, medical malpractice occurs when a patient is harmed by a doctor (or other medical professional) who fails to competently perform his or her medical duties. The rules about medical malpractice — from when you must bring your lawsuit to whether you must notify the doctor ahead of time — vary from state to state. But there are some general principals and broad categories of rules that apply to most medical malpractice cases.
Attorney Alvin H. Broome states that, “medical malpractice occurs when a doctor or a hospital fails to do what should be done in treating a patient. Medical malpractice is an extremely specialized field of law. It requires the lawyer to master not only the legal issues and concepts, but to become familiar with every single medical issue involved in the case.”
If you feel you have been mistreated, feel free to contact the Law Firm of Alvin H. Broome and Associates at 212.227.4226 or via email. Alvin H. Broome and Associates has the experience in the medical and legal field to guide mistreated patients in the right direction.