September 6, 2014
Wrapping up our blog series Medical Malpractice Signs: 6 Things to Be Aware Of, below we will highlight some final warnings signs of medical malpractice that you should know.
More Warning Signs of Medical Malpractice…
5. You Get Entirely Different Answers from Another Doctor
With your health, it’s never a bad idea to get a second opinion, particularly when it comes to the diagnosis of a serious, permanent and/or terminal condition or illness. If you do end up making the effort to receive a second or third opinion regarding your condition and diagnosis and this opinion differs from what your first doctor told you, consider this to be a huge red flag that you may have been subjected to medical malpractice.
Here, it’s also important to point out that:
- Responsible doctors will not be threatened by you completing your due diligence and seeking a second opinion (and they may even encourage this so that you can get some peace of mind regarding your diagnosis).
- Slight variations in what doctors recommend in terms of treatment will generally not be as concerning as drastically different diagnoses.
- When the opinions of two medical professionals differ drastically, you may want to seek a third opinion to see whether a third doctor can confirm either of the previous two diagnoses you’ve received.
6. Your Medical Provider Doesn’t Follow Up after a Major Procedure
If you’ve undergone some major procedure, like surgery for instance, the surgeon and/or doctor who has been overseeing your care should generally make an effort to follow up with you and continue to monitor your health and condition as you move through your recovery. For instance, a responsible medical professional will call you and/or require you to come in for at least one follow-up appointment to make sure you aren’t experiencing any post-operative complications.
If there seems to be an absence of any type of follow-up care or assessment after you’ve undergone a major procedure, you should be concerned that you may be dealing with a negligent or careless medical professional.
The Bottom Line about Medical Malpractice
The bottom line is that asking questions, getting second options and being critical of the doctors who are caring for you is always a good idea.
If you have concerns regarding the quality of your care and your possible exposure to medical malpractice, you have nothing to lose by consulting with the Denver medical malpractice lawyers at Cristiano Law, LLC to receive a professional evaluation of your case and advice regarding your options for moving forward.
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If you believe that you may have been hurt by some type of medical malpractice, it’s time to contact a Denver medical malpractice lawyer at Cristiano Law, LLC. For more than 33 years, our each Denver medical malpractice lawyer at Cristiano Law, LLC has been standing up for our clients’ rights and working vigorously to help them secure the best possible outcomes to their important legal matters.
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