Reasons to Avoid Social Media When Filing a Medical Malpractice Claim

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There is not much that is more defeating than putting trust into a medical professional only for them to act negligently in their treatment. A physician’s negligence can easily result in harm. If you have been injured or harmed due to a physician’s negligent actions, you are most likely looking to file a medical malpractice claim. Continue reading to discover how our firm can assist your case and the steps to take to improve your chances of winning a medical malpractice claim by avoiding social media through the claims process. Reach out to our experienced New York City medical malpractice attorney who will walk you through the steps ahead.

Why should I avoid social media when filing a medical malpractice claim?

When you are facing a medical malpractice claim against your physician, their insurance company will do everything in their power to disprove your claim against them. It is important to set yourself up for a successful medical malpractice claim with every opportunity you have. Avoiding social media throughout this process is one of the best ways to avoid negatively affecting your claim. The reason to avoid posting online is that the physician in question’s insurance company will monitor your social media accounts to see if you post anything that could potentially contradict your claim. This could be true for posts that you would never consider a risk to your claim. It is possible for your social media presence to be misconstrued or misrepresented against you. A good rule of thumb to follow is to avoid posting altogether on social media throughout this process.

How can I improve my chances of winning a medical malpractice claim in New York State?

Now that you have increased your chances of winning a medical malpractice claim by avoiding social media through this process, let’s discover more ways to improve your chances. The first step you should take is to obtain medical documentation from a different medical professional. This documentation should illustrate your medical condition and how your previous doctor worsened the condition. The documents should also state the extent of your damages that you have incurred as a result of the medical negligence. Another way to improve your claim is to understand that filing a medical malpractice claim is a time-sensitive matter. You must file your claim within two and a half years of the date of your incident to avoid being barred from suing. Finally, you should retain the services of an understanding and experienced medical malpractice attorney who will fight for your rights in court. Contact our firm today to get started.


At Mark L. Bodner, P.C., we are committed to guiding clients through each step of the medical malpractice and personal injury claims process. Our firm understands how traumatic it can be when you become a victim of negligence. We are prepared to fight on your behalf to help you recover a maximum compensation award.聽Contact our firm today.