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Should you confront the medical provider who harmed you?

It is natural to feel angry when medical negligence leaves you injured or with a worsened condition. You may want to confront the medical provider or facility that harmed you.

Some people may tell you not to contact them, while others may say it is your right to seek answers. You absolutely have the right to get answers. However, you need to be careful not to hurt your case when speaking with those responsible.

Get your answers the right way

As with most things, there is a right and wrong way to start a conversation about medical malpractice with those you believe are responsible for harming you. You should reach out to the provider if they do not already know what happened.

At the same time, try not to be inflammatory or aggressive. You may have a better chance of getting answers with a calm, rational approach.

Understand your losses

Before you speak with anyone, see a different doctor to get a formal diagnosis of your malpractice injuries. The responsible parties will have a much harder time refuting your allegations if you have medical evidence supporting your claim.

Seek a medical opinion before you do anything else with your case. Remember to get copies of all health care records, including those from your new doctor, to strengthen your evidence.

Protect your rights

How much do you understand about medical malpractice in Indiana? Unless you have a medical or legal background, you may unknowingly do or say something to jeopardize your case when talking with a doctor or hospital administrator.

Legal representation can help you navigate your conversations while helping to ensure that your rights remain protected.