Five Ways To Harm Your Medical Malpractice Claim
At the Piazza Law Group, we have handled many successful medical malpractice trials, helping clients secure significant compensation for serious injuries. However, there have been many unfortunate times when we have talked to people who have unknowingly hurt their cases by making mistakes.
We want to help you avoid those mistakes, so that we can build the strongest possible claim for the compensation you deserve. We invite you to contact our office in the Scranton, Pennsylvania, area to learn more. Call 570-382-3143 today.
1. Do Not Be Scared To Seek A Second Opinion, And Do Not Stop Treatment
Many people are scared to seek a second opinion for many reasons. The most common are fears that they can’t afford the treatment or that other doctors will refuse to provide treatment. Not getting a second opinion could mean more suffering. Additionally, not seeking treatment could make it harder to prove the extent of your pain and suffering in a medical malpractice claim.
2. Do Not Wait Too Long To Contact An Attorney
It is imperative you contact Piazza Law Group as soon as you feel there is an adverse medical outcome. Our attorneys can begin working on your case immediately, giving you peace of mind. These cases are extremely complex, and you should never try to handle it on your own. We will do all of the work for you in analyzing and preparing your case, and we will also make sure you are fully prepared if you must give testimony or a deposition. We will be by your side throughout your case.
3. Do Not Sign An Authorization Without Knowing What’s In It
It is likely that the hospital or their insurance company will want you to release prior medical records to them. You should always discuss decisions like these with your lawyer first.
4. Do Not Speak To Insurance Company Reps About Your Claim
Insurance company reps are skilled at avoiding claims. They can do this by taking your words out of context and making it sound as if your injuries are not as serious. Always let your lawyer do the talking.
5. Do Not Keep Information About Your Health A Secret From Your Attorney
Lying about other injuries or pre-existing conditions can cause great harm to your case. The defense will be able to attack your credibility, and we will not be able to prepare for something that we do not know about. Your attorney is the one person you should talk about your case with.
If you want to learn more about how to help your case, call us at 570-382-3143 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.