3 Medical Malpractice Myths

3 Medical Malpractice Myths

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If you or a loved one have suffered harm due to a medical professional’s ill will or neglect, contact a medical malpractice lawyer today for a risk-free consultation. Experiencing injury or neglect at the hands of a doctor, nurse, or other medical staff members can be confusing, frustrating, and extremely difficult. Medical professionals should be trusted to provide the best quality care available. Instead, victims suffer from their ill will or neglect, leading to mild to severe harm that could last a lifetime. 

Medical professionals should not adhere to strict accountability measures but be allowed to operate how they see fit. When individuals become doctors, they take an oath swearing to do no harm, therefore submitting themselves before a code of conduct that holds them accountable for their actions, and neglect. If you believe that a doctor or other medical professional has done harm or refused to intervene when they should have, contact a medical malpractice lawyer to determine if you have a case worth pursuing. Accountability is important in the medical field. If individuals refuse to report, the harm and neglect will continue and more innocent patients will suffer the consequences. Although filing a lawsuit, and reporting medical malpractice can seem intimidating, experienced attorneys can help. They will guide their clients through every step of the process, enabling them to pursue justice, accountability, and compensation for their experience. 

Medical malpractice only occurs in specific age ranges, races, and genders. This statement is false as medical malpractice does not discriminate, and occurs in all ages, races, and genders. For example, the elderly are often targeted for abuse. Some believe that just because individuals are advanced in years does not give them the right to be treated as equals, or with the basic human dignity they deserve. Rather than showing the elderly respect, some neglect their care or purposely harm them. This can be done by a caregiver refusing water, or treatment to their patient, or neglecting in giving their life-saving medication to them. Whatever the situation, an experienced attorney at Ward & Ward Law Firm can help. If a loved one you know is struggling with a medical malpractice experience, contact a medical malpractice lawyer today.  

Medical malpractice only happens in hospitals. This myth is inaccurate because harm and neglect can take place anywhere a medical professional and patients are present. While yes, medical malpractice does occur in hospitals, but also in outpatient treatment centers, nursing homes, and individuals’ own residences. Some individuals worry that by reporting medical malpractice they will not be taken care of, or lose their housing. Safety is of the utmost importance to attorneys, and they will make sure that their clients are in a housing situation that will be safe for them, and provide quality care. If a main caregiver is the source of medical malpractice, the patient should report them, and work with a medical malpractice lawyer to find a new, more qualified caregiver that will not neglect or harm the patient. Contact an attorney today and start your journey toward justice, and compensation.