Can I sue my doctor for what happened to me?

social-securityThe real question should be “Do I have a case if I sued my doctor?” Unfortunately, many cases where it may appear that the doctor or medical provider did something negligent, there actually isn’t a case. Generally speaking, in order to have a case for medical negligence/malpractice, you must prove with expert testimony that the healthcare provider fell below the standard of care, and that this failure was the legal cause of your injuries/damages. Although bad things happen, it does not always rise to the level of a claim for medical negligence.
So how do you know if you have a case?
The first step should be collecting a complete copy of your medical records related to your potential claim. Next, schedule a consultation with a medical negligence/malpractice attorney to discuss your claim. Having the medical records will give your attorney a better idea as to whether or not you have a case.