What’s an iatrogenic injury
What’s an iatrogenic injury? This sounds like something that might happen aboard the Starship Enterprise, doesn’t it. Actually, it’s when the doctors get what they call a bad result. You and I call it malpractice or negligence when a doctor blunders and hurts you. This is an injury you have to live with for a long time and every day you think, “Why?”
It takes expertise to answer that question. Was the diagnosis correct? Why or why not? Was a complete history obtained? Did the medical provider do an exam and perform the right tests? Did the doctor ignore the tests or forgot to pay attention? Is a referral to an expert made at the proper time? Was the care timely and correctly performed?
A lawyer will become a medical detective searching out the answers for you. Then the attorney becomes your advocate organizing and presenting your case to the jury.
Call us. I promise I will never use the word iatrogenic while talking to the jury.