Some people, often those who work in the medical profession, believe that there are an overabundance of “frivolous” medical malpractice suits, suits filed with the sheer purpose of defaming or hurting a doctor or practice or with the intention of gaining money. Most lawyers, though, will tell you that they don’t take on “frivolous” suits and that, typically, any suit filed is serious and is filed with good reasons and intentions.
Besides, it’s not like medical malpractice suits are something that can be done quickly and easily. They often take several years of litigation, one reason alone to make it very unlikely that a person would go through the hassle without good and serious reasons.
No, the fact is that medical malpractice cases exist because medical malpractice is still a real and serious problem. In fact, a recent study concluded that it is the third leading cause of death in the United States. Problems arise from things like miscommunication and physician errors.
And, to make matters worse, there are more protections in place for health care professionals than there are for the patients who are harmed by these professionals or as a result of these professionals’ actions. There is, for example, a cap on the amount of damages patients can sue for, and the law just seems to favor the physicians and hospitals above the patients.
Fortunately, though, with the right lawyer, a law suit can still be won to help mitigate the damages and costs associated with medical malpractice. So, if you think you may have a malpractice case on your hands, don’t let what you’ve heard from doctors scare you! You can still win your case and get justice; you just need the right legal help on your side!