Filing a lawsuit against doctors is not only carries a big cost but time also.
More than ever, new bills and calls for reform are targeting the costs of medical malpractice lawsuits in both federal and state governments, with many stating that lawsuits harm health centers and raise the general cost of health care for everyone. But who is behind the push to limit what medical malpractice victims can receive? Hospitals and insurance providers. Continue reading
The Doctors are among the hardest professionals in the world to question. When it comes down to it, most people simply do not have enough knowledge to determine whether a doctor is doing their job well or not.
People react differently to different medications and different procedures. Doctors make decisions based on the best evidence they can see at the time, and sometimes those decisions need to be made quickly or without a complete picture. A lot of people have the impression that if something goes wrong with a medical procedure, it’s easy to file a medical malpractice lawsuit against your doctor. But lawsuits are, very tough to win. You need to consider two factors to decide if your case is worth pursuing: liability, damages. Continue reading
The estimated percentages of malpractice lawsuits in USA are also discussed.
The truth is there’s a lot more to a medical malpractice than a patient getting hurt. Usually, any malpractice case is a long and complicated legal matter because it’s not always fast or easy to prove that a doctor or another medical professional made a mistake and you were harmed by that mistake.
It’s not enough that your doctor made some sort of mistake. Before you can file a lawsuit, you have to be able to show that the mistake caused you damage or further harm. The brain damage after an operation, a medical condition or disease got worse after treatment, or even death are good examples of injuries. In short, unless you’ve been harmed, there’s no medical malpractice. You also have to prove that the injury is connected to the negligence. This may be the most difficult part of any medical malpractice. As a general rule, you’ll need at least one expert witness to explain how the mistake caused your injury. These expert witnesses are almost always other doctors or medical professionals. Continue reading