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How Does a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Start?

June 24, 2015 
by LA Injury Group

In most cases medical malpractice lawsuits have a time deadline. You must file your suit within two years of the error/problem taking place. In most cases if you do not file within that two year window your case will be thrown out. This means time is of the essence. If you feel like you have been a victim of medical malpractice you should immediately contact a personal injury attorney for their help.

Medical malpractice can come in many different forms. Obvious situations might be a surgeon operating on the wrong area of a body or a doctor prescribing the wrong medication that causes immediate, negative side-effects. Other situations may not be as obvious. For example a doctor making a bad diagnosis or providing an incorrect treatment may not be noticeable right away, but months later you begin to see the effects of their malpractice.

When you contact a personal injury attorney like LA Injury Group, they will offer you a free consultation. Make some notes and get your story organized before you meet with them so you can present the facts to them in a way that allows them to best help you. Once they hear your story they will determine if they think a medical malpractice suit is warranted. From there they will pull your medical records and use their own experts to determine exactly what the doctor did wrong and how to receive the most compensation for your injury.

You may need further medical help to reverse the damage done by the negligent doctor. Your lawyers should be able to help you find qualified doctors who can provide you with top notch care.

Once your medical records have been inspected, your attorney can lay out a plan for you and put the lawsuit into motion. How long a case may take can vary greatly depending on different factors. Each case is unique so be certain to ask your lawyers any questions you may have. They are there to help you and will be happy to answer.

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