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The Signs That You May Be a Victim of Medical Malpractice in Boise

According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, medical negligence is the third leading cause of death in the United States, right behind cancer and heart disease. Additionally, in 2012, over $3 billion was spent in medical malpractice payouts, which averages one payout every 43 minutes. With so many cases annually, many patients wonder if they have been the victims of negligence. Here, a Boise medical malpractice lawyer reveals some of the clues that could mean you are a victim.

You Feel Worse Than Before

It is common to feel under the weather or in a good amount of pain immediately following a surgery as your body attempts to heal itself—but after a few days or weeks, you shouldn’t feel worse. Extreme pain, infections, or the inability to perform tasks you could before, are often signs of medical malpractice.

The Doctor Apologizes

Everyone makes mistakes; it’s all a part of being human. A doctor may simply come out and tell a person that he was wrong and apologize for the error. Perhaps incorrect medication was prescribed or the doctor misdiagnosed your ailment and the treatment you received only made your condition worse. The doctor may apologize out of honesty, or in an attempt to convince you to not sue him.

You Have an Allergic Reaction

Certain medications and treatments can cause adverse reactions in some patients. For instance, the medication you are already on could react negatively with something new the doctor prescribes. Not taking the medication you are already on into consideration before giving you the new prescription could be a sign of medical malpractice.

There is no excuse for medical malpractice and you shouldn’t have to suffer because of it. The attorneys of the Morton Law Offices can fight for your rights and attempt to get you the compensation you deserve to help you move on with your life. We invite you to contact us today to see how we can help.

If you know someone who was a victim of medical malpractice, we encourage you to share this article with him or her.

Alan Morton
Advocate for Justice/Trial Lawyer