is a widespread problem. When you or a loved one is sick you go to a doctor and put your life in his or her hands. In the office you scan the walls for diplomas and licenses. You take in a beautiful framed needlepoint on the wall that states, “A Doctor Shall Do No Harm.” You sit back in your chair and feel a sense of security that you are in good hands.
However, if you are misdiagnosed or if your physician neglects to order further tests due to insurance scrutiny, your sense of security should be very tenuous because the results may very well cause you to be a victim of medical malpractice. So many cases of medical malpractice are never reported due to being misinformed or the victim or the victim’s family is so overwhelmed as a result of the illness or death of the patient.
Every physician must have medical malpractice insurance. This insurance is to protect the physician not the patient. Medical Malpractice insurance costs are on the rise as a result of medical malpractice occurring more and more frequently. Many of our fine physicians leave their specialties due to rising costs which once again places you the patient in further jeopardy of receiving less than optimal care and then being the victim of medical malpractice.
Medical Malpractice is the determination that no other reasonable medical professional would have performed the same actions as your provider. How are you the patient able to determine whether medical malpractice occurred? The determination of medical malpractice is the responsibility of a medical malpractice lawyer. In conjunction with the patient or the patient’s family medical malpractice can be determined for inappropriate treatment of a problem, treatment that caused new problems to arise, diagnosis given too late for treatment to work or if the physician provided the wrong treatment.
Medical Malpractice can also occur during surgical procedures. There are so many things that can go wrong while the patient is under anesthesia. A patient may be given the wrong dosage of medication. The patient may be allergic to the medication. The wrong organ may be operated upon. These are all reasons for filing a suit for medical malpractice. Do not rely on the word of your doctor for why something went wrong.