Start as soon as possible, and write down everything. Include detailed descriptions of your injuries. Put together a timeline of when the suspected malpractice occurred, including dates of all appointments or hospital stays and what treatment you received while you were under the nurse's care.
Save all documents
Don't throw anything away that is related to the incident. Keep medical bills, medical records, doctor's notes, notes and instructions from the nurse, etc. And keep them organized. This will help you when and if you consult with a medical malpractice attorney.
Ask yourself these questions
Did you suffer an injury? Was the injury significant, and are you suffering any long-lasting effects? Did the nurse cause your injuries through his or her actions (or inaction)? Was your injury a common side effect of the procedure? Did you sign anything acknowledging the risks or the procedure? These are some of the questions an attorney will be thinking about, so it helps to think them through on your own first.
Consult with an experienced attorney
Finally, if you suspect nursing malpractice, consult with an experienced medical malpractice attorney. You should be able to get a free consultation. Medical malpractice attorneys charge on a contingency basis, which means you pay nothing upfront. Your attorney gets paid only if your case is successful at trial or in settlement.
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If you suspect that your injuries were the result of nursing malpractice, give us a call. We will listen to you and give you our opinion on whether you have a case. Our advice is free and confidential. If you have a case, we will refer you to an attorney we trust.