Filing a medical malpractice suit can be a lengthy and expensive. At times the cost of filing a suit outweighs the amount you may recover. Since most attorneys work on a contingency fee, the expense of the case may make it difficult to take on. It is important you talk to a local attorney in your state to find out if you have a potential case in your state. You can always write a complaint to the state medical board. I would consult an attorney before you decide what to do. Most attorneys will talk to you for free.
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Medical malpractice requires a breach of the standard of care. Contact a medical malpractice lawyer in your city to discuss the facts and circumstances.
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It does not sound like you have a viable medical malpractice claim, however, I would suggest that you review the Legal Guide I have published on Avvo.com which deals with medical malpractice and what it is. If after reading that Guide you believe you have been the victim of malpractice, you should speak with a personal injury attorney in your area as soon as possible.
You appear to have been treated poorly by the hospital. Lack of privacy during the examination is unprofessional. I suggest you may want to address a complaint to the hospital's administrator, giving the name of the doctor who treated you in the hallway and/or you could file a complaint with your state's Medical Practic e Board or similar agency which regulates hospitals and doctors in your state.
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