Medical Malpractice & Negligent Care Injuries

Modified on 2009/10/14 21:34 by admin
It is an undeniable fact of life in the 21st century that patients can sometimes experience serious personal injury or even wrongful death as the result of the medical malpractice or negligence of their health care providers.
Let's face it, health care is no longer the personal affair it was even ten years ago.

Today, with the pervasiveness of managed care companies and other insurers, your doctor, the one person who should know your health care needs the best, is often subject  to the policies of your HMO or PPO.

While medical science now offers more medical devices, diagnostic tests and drugs than ever before, it is the insurance companies, HMOS and PPS  (not your doctor) who ultimately decide whether or not any of these will be used in the treatment or diagnosis of your medical condition.

Additionally, because of the increased pressure placed on doctors by insurers to operate highly efficient offices, personal time spent with your doctor has inevitably declined over the past several years.
The result? More medical misdiagnoses and  medical errors resulting in the personal injury, needless suffering and sometimes permanent  disability or death of their patients. Compound this with the often devastatingly high costs of alternative treatment, or a protracted stay in a nursing home, and you begin to see why many seek compensation through a medical malpractice lawsuit.

The statistics on medical malpractice reveal that for every medical error reported, over 50 go unreported. Why should you pay for your health care provider's negligence?

If you have been seriously injured by the actions of a medical doctor, insurance company, hospital, nurse or other health care provider, it may be important to contact a medical malpractice  attorney who can help you protect your legal rights and claim what is legally yours. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits within which you must commence suit.

Medical Malpractice Attorneys associated with will evaluate your case free of charge. In addition, you will not pay any fees or costs unless your attorney recovers medical malpractice compensation for you. Please click on the free Ask An Attorney button to take advantage of this valuable service. Your information will be held in strict confidentiality.

See Also

  1. Diagnosis Errors
  2. Doctors
  3. Hospitals
  4. Managed Care & Insurance Companies / Bad Faith Claims
  5. Medical Procedures: Overview
  6. Nurses & Assistants
  7. Other Medical Errors
  8. Pharmacists
  9. Brachial Plexus | Erb's Palsy
  10. Kernicterus: Overview
  11. Mental Retardation: Overview
  12. Shoulder Dystocia
  13. Medical Malpractice Statistics: Frequently Asked Questions
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