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Sue the doctor

People turn to medical specialists with the hope of professional and effective treatment. However, sometimes situations arise when incorrect or inadequate medical intervention can cause serious consequences for the patient. In such cases, filing a lawsuit against the doctor may be necessary to protect your rights and obtain compensation for your damages.Фото: Sue the doctor

 

In what cases are there reasons to sue a doctor?

Sueing a doctor can arise in various situations where the patient believes that the medical professional has violated his duties or committed actions that resulted in harm. Here are some common scenarios in which reasons to sue a doctor may arise:

  1. Medical errors. If the doctor prescribed the wrong medication, provided the wrong treatment, or made other errors that resulted in injury or threat to the patient’s life.
  2. Insufficient level of medical care. If the physician has committed acts that are considered unprofessional or has failed to provide appropriate medical care in accordance with the standards of medical practice.
  3. Violations of medical ethics. If the doctor violated the principles of ethics, disclosed medical confidentiality, conflict of interest or other moral standards.
  4. Incorrect use of equipment. If the doctor used medical equipment incorrectly, resulting in injury to the patient.
  5. Refusal to provide assistance. If the doctor refused to provide medical assistance in a situation where it was necessary.
  6. Illegal use of authorized procedures. If the doctor has committed actions that violate rules and regulations, even if they theoretically may be within the framework of authorized procedures.

These situations can cause serious consequences for the patient, and in such cases, suing the doctor can be an important step to protect rights and recover damages.

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What do you need to know and how to act in such cases?

Saving evidence.

  • Medical records. Keep all medical records, test results, and documents related to your treatment. This can become important evidence in court.
  • Photos and videos. If possible, document your health status using photos or videos. This can provide strong evidence of injury or problem.

Another opinion.

  • Consultation with other doctors. Seek advice from other health care professionals to further evaluate your situation. This can support your claims and provide an objective view of the situation.

Contact a lawyer.

  • Legal consultation. Contact an attorney who specializes in health care law for legal advice. They will be able to determine whether there are sufficient grounds to bring the case to court.

Limitation periods.

  • Deadlines for filing complaints. Find out the time limits for filing a complaint. Many jurisdictions have time limits on filing litigation, and failure to comply may result in loss of the right to file a case.

Mediation and settlement.

  • Possibility of mediation. Consider mediation or other forms of alternative dispute resolution before going to court. This may help resolve the situation without a lengthy and costly lawsuit.

Communication with the prosecution.

  • Maintain a calm tone. If you discuss your issue with a doctor or health care provider, try to avoid conflict and maintain a calm tone. Diplomatic resolution of the situation can be effective.

It is important to have complete information and the right strategy before deciding to sue a doctor. Competent legal advice and support will allow you to take step-by-step action to protect your rights.

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How can our law firm help?

Our law company Prikhodko and Partners will do everything to ensure that you receive a fair decision in court in any dispute with medical institutions and doctors.

  • Case examination. Our lawyers will conduct a detailed analysis of your situation, identifying possible ways of further action.
  • Representation in court. We are ready to provide you with competent legal representation in court, protecting your interests and demanding compensation for damages.
  • Negotiations and approvals. Our team will negotiate with the doctor or medical institution to achieve an amicable resolution of the case.

Our law firm is committed to providing you with professional assistance in cases of medical malpractice, helping you obtain compensation and restore justice.</ span>

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An Iryna
Head of Commercial and Civil Law Practice

Lawyer, specialist in intellectual property. Specializes in registration and protection of copyrights, inventions, patents, trademarks, as well as development of intellectual property transfer agreements, license agreements.

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