Last Updated: July 12, 2020

Avoid Becoming A Victim Of Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice is not uncommon, in fact, according to the Journal of American Medical Association, medical negligence is the third leading cause of death in the United States. In Illinois, there are an estimated 14.2 medical malpractice suits per every 1,000 residents. These numbers are certainly alarming, but there are things you can to do to protect and prevent again medical malpractice happening to you. However, if you are a victim it is best to contact a Chicago medical malpractice law firm right away to get the help you need.

Do Your Research

This is an obvious, but very important part of protecting yourself against medical malpractice. Doing research about your attending physician, their staff, and the organization where you will be seeking care is important to make sure you receive quality care. You can check a doctor’s background and credentials by checking a number of different sites provided by Consumer Reports. Make sure you check that your doctor is certified and that the hospital or clinic they work for has good ratings. If you can find a doctor via the personal recommendation of someone you trust then you’re already on the path toward a positive experience. Doing your due diligence is the first step in making sure you receive the best care possible.

Know Your Condition

Understanding your own condition is extremely important to receiving care that is effective and targeted to you. Ask a lot of questions and be comfortable talking about how you are feeling and what your expectations are post-treatment. Ultimately it is you who will receive the procedure/treatment so the physician you choose should have no problem keeping you fully informed.

Get A Second Opinion

Getting a second opinion is vital to making sure you get the exact right treatment you need. Shop around and see specialists who are trained in your particular condition and see how they think the treatment should proceed. Do not say yes to the first doctor you see, find consistencies in your diagnosis and choose the doctor you are most comfortable with and who has the treatment plan that best fits your needs.

Contact A Chicago Medical Malpractice Law Firm

However hard you may work to avoid medical malpractice there is still no guarantee that you will not become a victim. Contact a Chicago medical malpractice law firm if you or a loved one is a victim. Contact the Law Office of Scott D. DeSalvo right away to get your case started.


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