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Could your physician’s negligence be to blame for your injuries?

Imagine this scenario in your mind: You go to your doctor in Silver Spring for a routine checkup only to learn you have a serious medical condition that requires you to have surgery. Although it surprises and shocks you to receive this type of diagnosis, you do not insist on further testing or a second opinion because you trust your physician implicitly. 

Several weeks have gone by since your operation, and you do not feel better like you should you feel worse. Instead of experiencing an uneventful recovery, you go back to your doctor to learn that complications stemming from your surgery have further compromised your health. Your doctor did not inform you about the risk of the complications you are experiencing. Now you are starting to question if he or she made some mistakes in your medical care

Gross negligence and informed consent problems 

This is a scenario that is happening all too often and becoming common across the country. More patients are losing their health and quality of life to doctor errors and informed consent issues. Many of them do not realize that their doctors must provide them with enough information so they can make informed decisions regarding their care. 

All adverse medical events do not qualify as malpractice 

Keep in mind that it is not uncommon for patients to experience unexpected outcomes from medical treatments. However, not all of those incidents qualify as negligence and improper informed consent issues. Those claims must meet certain criteria and have a dramatic effect on the victim’s health and life. 

No matter how much you trust your doctor or how long you have been seeing them, you must take measures to ensure you always receive the right standard of care. Get additional opinions, research everything your doctor tells you and demand further clarification so you do not end up experiencing a scenario like the one mentioned above and other medical errors and issues that can compromise your health and life.

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