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Why it pays to have your medical records reviewed after a serious injury or condition in the hospital.

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Why does it make sense to have your medical records reviewed by an experienced medical malpractice lawyer (one you can trust and work with) after a serious injury or condition?

There are several reasons.

First, if there were medical mistakes or errors that caused or contributed to your injury or condition, the hospital staff, doctors and administrators are unlikely to give you the full story, especially if your injury or condition is serious and permanent.  They may give you a vague apology or indicate things didn't go as planned, but you won't get the specifics of what happened to you or why.

We have seen medical mistakes covered up by major hospitals.

In one case, a patient's family was never told the cause of his brain damage (he was incapacitated, so had family handling all of his affairs) even though he remained a patient of the institution, going there for the medical needs they caused, for more than 10 years.

Let's face it.  Hospitals are big business.  And they don't want to own up to mistakes.

If you don't know the real cause of the injury, how can you or your family member move forward with long term treatment and your long term needs? 

And if you never have the matter investigated, will the hospital ever change its policies, protocols or their system?  Will they fix what is wrong so it doesn't happen to someone else in our community?

How can we help you get what you need and want after a serious health care injury?

After a thorough review of the medical records, we can tell you whether we think medical malpractice was the cause of your injury or condition.  If medical mistakes caused your condition or injury, we can help you get what you need to help you and your family care for you or your family member.  That could mean getting you the financial security to pay for the things you need now - like nursing care, transportation, home modifications, wheelchairs, extra help for all of the things you can no longer do for yourself.

Sometimes, people will have a lawyer review their case but for whatever reason, he can't make it a case or doesn't think any medical mistakes caused your injury.  Don't get discouraged - if you have a life changing, permanent injury, have another lawyer review it for you (reputable lawyers will tell you to do this - get a second opinion).

Here's a story of a case we had recently that was turned down by several lawyers over a period of many years.  We don't review every case, of course, only those with catastrophic injuries.  So don't be discouraged if you or someone you know suffered a life changing injury.  We'll do everything we can to help you.

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