We’d wager that the majority of Americans don’t enjoy going to the doctor. Nothing against medical professionals, but doctor’s visits aren’t usually pleasant experiences. First of all, if you’re going to a doctor, there’s probably something ailing you. Secondly, although you may get a diagnosis, there’s rarely an instant fix. You may get a shot or leave with a prescription, but the healing usually takes time.

Despite the unpleasant nature of doctor’s visits, you still go, because you assume the medical professionals you trust your health to know what they’re doing and will keep to the oath they took to “first, do no harm.” Unfortunately, when medical professionals fall short of that oath, it’s their patients who pay the price.

If you’ve been injured or harmed due to medical negligence, you may have a medical malpractice case, and you should absolutely consider bringing a lawsuit. Your injuries could end up costing you significantly from both a financial and physical standpoint. Without seeking legal recourse, you could be responsible for those future medical expenses. That’s a financial burden you and your family do not deserve.

Furthermore, the medical professional or institution that caused your injuries more than likely has medical malpractice insurance for this very reason. You have a right to file a claim for medical bills, lost wages, and more. If you’ve been injured due to medical negligence, we recommend that you consult with a medical malpractice attorney before doing anything else. That conversation is a good starting place for learning what your options are and what your next steps should be.