Medical Malpractice Misconceptions
Mistakes are committed in every aspects, even in high pressure and high stakes situation such as in medical field which is life of a patient is in line, which sounds worrying and it is. It should be taken lightly, even in it slightest form -- prescribing medicines, it can still lead to bad consequences. It is called medical errors, it is a preventable occurrence which affects the at care individual negatively, it has array of variations such as misdiagnosis, wrong and/or delayed treatment, negligence, and other notions related to that.
Patient who have experienced such have a legal option that they can freely take namely medical malpractice, it is a type of injury claim which a victim can address his/her injury legally to the at-fault institute or group of people and required them to make amendments for it in a form of monetary coverage of expenses from medical bills to possible loss of income due to recuperation and etc.
The current situation of medical malpractice in United States is pretty dire as it is collectively the third leading cause of death, following to heart disease and cancer. Ignoring these numbers, medical malpractice is judged heavily too and appears to be the most misunderstood type of case in law among many. In this blog, here are numbers of misconception that people have developed only through hear-say in United States wherein they are scared of engaging in such as well as bringing down their cases of medical malpractice and left it unchecked.
Misconceptions about Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
Negligence is requirement for Malpractice to occur
Known to most people is that negligence is a factor required for a hospital accident is considered and counted as a malpractice but malpractice is much broader as it essentially stated that "any unnecessary harm done to patient" which implies that harm could be within the practices such as misdiagnosis, bad treatment, lack of medical apparatus, lack of work flow and follow-ups, and other non-standard medical actions.
Doctors and Surgeons are only susceptible to Malpractice
When we talk about malpractice or hear about it on news, most medical professionals involved are doctors and surgeons. WRONG. Any medical professional who practice non-standard practices of health and harm a patient or anyone under their care is susceptible to any form of medical malpractice, they can be nurses, assistants, anesthesiologists, physicians, and etc., let us not cross out the possibility that anyone can commit bad medical practice and improper care other than doctors and surgeons.
Medical malpractice lawyers are expensive
When talking about law compensation and settlement pays, we talk about hundreds of millions per case and with this given, people may think malpractice lawyers are expensive but they are not. They are only paid following the clearance of the case and the client has received their settlement pay, the only payment that lawyers will receive is the investigation fee and a low percentage of the total compensation value that the victim has received and they can think of other payment methods if it doesn't suit you.
Call our Medical Malpractice Lawyers
If ever one of your family members or closests friend has been involved in a hospital accident who have sustained either minor or significant injuries and even a possible disability because of certain medical professional or institute that has shown apparent negligence and recklessness and caused an accident and render the victim to have life-threatening injuries and condition, you can always refer help from a professional experienced injury lawyer to smoothen things out as your hired lawyers can help you decide from their factual and legal advices.
Ryan LLP is an Ohio based injury lawyer that represents victims of personal injury caused by car accidents, medical malpractice due to medical professional's negligence, and even wrongful death against large companies, agencies and even individuals. We have 40 years of experience doing our service in this field and evidently successful with our civil litigations. Call our office now for free legal consultation.