Why You Must Avoid Social Media When Filing a Medical Malpractice Claim

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There is nothing worse than trusting a medical professional with your health and well-being, only to find that your physician’s negligent actions have harmed you in the long run. If this has happened to you, you are most likely looking to file a medical malpractice claim. Our New York City medical malpractice attorney can help you do so, however, you should understand that one of the most important things you can do is avoiding posting on social media throughout the duration of the claims process. Please continue reading and speak with our firm to learn more. Here are some of the questions you may have:

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

Once you file a medical malpractice claim against your physician, you can expect your physician and his or her insurance company to do everything in their power to disprove your claim. This is why, in many cases, the other insurance company will monitor your social media accounts to see if you post anything that may potentially contradict your claim. If your claim states that your doctor caused a spinal injury, though you post a picture of you working out in the gym, there is a very good chance that your doctor will use this post against you. Even some of the most seemingly-innocent posts can be misconstrued or misrepresented against you, which is why it is always a good rule of thumb to simply refrain from posting on social media when possible.

What else can I do to improve my chances of winning a medical malpractice claim in New York State?

Fortunately, there are several things you can do to improve your chances of winning your medical malpractice claim. To start, you should obtain medical documentation from a different medical professional that clearly illustrates your medical condition, how your previous doctor worsened that condition, and the extent of the damages you’ve incurred as a result of that medical professional’s negligence. You should also understand that filing a medical malpractice claim is time-sensitive: you must file your claim within 2.5 years of the date of the incident occurring. If you wait any longer than 2.5 years, you will most likely be permanently barred from suing. We are ready to help you today–all you have to do is pick up the phone and give us a call.


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.