What Are the Top Misconceptions People Have About Medical Malpractice Cases?
Some of the top misconceptions people have about medical malpractice claims is that they are afraid to pursue them because they don’t want to hurt anybody and what they don’t realize is unless they pursue a claim, ultimately they are going to hurt themselves. They need to pursue the claim to make sure of a few things. One, the doctor may have a pattern or the clinic or the hospital may have a pattern of doing certain things and unless you bring it to their attention, not only did this happen to you, but it’s going to happen to other people.
When you pursue a medical malpractice claim, it forces the doctor, it forces the hospital, it forces the medical clinic to actually look at their procedures and what they have done to try to correct it, so that it never happens again.
If you have the ability to prevent your misdiagnosis or medical neglect from happening to somebody else, you owe it to yourself, to family, and to society to pursue that claim because this way, the hospital and the doctor will look at it and say, “Okay, what happened and what went wrong? Was there something in the medical records that we missed? Did you not get the education you need to diagnose it? Did you just miss all the signs? Did you not talk with other doctors? Did you not consult appropriately?” These are things that are very, very important to do.
So, if, for example, you went for surgery and they operated on the right shoulder versus the left shoulder, maybe they should have marked the shoulder that they were doing surgery properly and maybe more than one person should have checked it. Unless you actually bring it to their attention and show them that there are consequences for what they’ve done wrong, they’ll never fix it.
If you feel you or a loved one has been a victim of medical malpractice, contact us today to discuss your case. We can help you determine if you do indeed have a case and how to pursue being compensated.