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Medical Education and Malpractice

Physicians know that their first goal is to make sure their patients are not in any discomfort, and that they are treated in the best manner possible. Unfortunately, whether due to accidents, mistakes, or miscommunication, many people either die or encounter more health problems due to medical malpractice. This is becoming such a common problem that patients know sue their doctors, the hospital, and sometimes the staff as well for pain and suffering. These malpractice lawsuits have become so commonplace, that many doctors will actually just settle the problem out of court, or even offer patients monetary compensation up front before the problem worsens and escalates into a court-based lawsuit. Medical malpractice is now being integrated into the medical educational curriculum so that doctors can be aware of the implications, and so that they can be prepared and take precautions. Because of this new element in medical related education, those who are interested in the field must be made aware of the problems that have happened in the past and how they can keep it from happening to them.

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The True Cost of Medical Malpractice That Insurance Can't Cover

Medical malpractice is usually an accident! Unfortunately, this type of accident can mean the difference between life and death. The human factor in medicine is unavoidable. People make mistakes, including your family doctor and medical facilities. The trauma of medical malpractice can have long-term physical and financial effects. You must seek advice from a qualified personal injury attorney, if you believe that you or a family member suffered a loss due to medical malpractice.  

Most people trust their doctor's advice and follow their orders. After all, most physicians are caring professionals who have years of education. They must be certified by the state in which they practice and continue their education to improve their skills. Yet, the health care system is very prone to accidents and poor judgment about health problems; this includes both chronic and acute conditions.

Misdiagnosis is a common type of medical malpractice. Autopsies revealed many of these misjudgments in cases that were not discovered during the patient's lifespan. A clear sign of this type of medical malpractice is that the prescribed treatment does not have the intended result. The patient may succumb to the undiscovered health problem while being treated for the wrong condition.

Even your neighborhood pharmacy can be negligent in taking precautions to protect your health. In 2006, the Institute of Medicine found that medication errors affect over a million people per year. Mixed up lab results can also lead to medical malpractice by physicians and medical facilities. Unnecessary or botched surgeries, staph infections, faulty sutures, misplaced instruments and more horrors await hospital patients. According to HealthGrades, nearly 200,000 people annually are victims of preventable medical errors in hospitals.

Medical malpractice claims and lawsuits usually must be filed within a specific time period after your loss or injury happens. Every state sets its own limits for filing, the statute of limitations. However, there are exceptions to the statute of limitations that the states have put in place. Only a personal injury attorney with experience in medical malpractice cases will be able to tell you if you have a winnable case and if the circumstances of your case meet the requirements of your state's time limitations. Take care of yourself and your loved ones by protecting yourself from this all too common accident – medical malpractice.

Read more about med mal cases at Medical News Today and National Academies.

("Legal information found on this page does not constitute legal advice.")

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