There are many instances you could feel alone. Feeling like you're the only person in the world that has had medical malpractice done to them. Let us be the first ones to tell you: you are not alone. If you were, we would have no business. Don't feel alone any longer.
First, What Is Medical Malpractice?
You can't feel alone in something if you don't know what it is. Medical Malpractice has many facets but commonly, it is described as an act or omission by a physician during treatment of a patient that deviates from the standard of care. This deviation causes harm and injury to the neglected patient. Has this happened to you or do you suspect this has happened to you? If the answer is yes, then you've come to the right blog.
How Many Medical Malpractice Cases Are There?
There has been debate about the seriousness of the problem of medical malpractice in the United States. However, there are numbers to show that the incidences involving medical malpractice has increased in recent years. The average number of medical malpractice cases filed in the United States every year is 85,000. Can you believe that? That's a high number of REPORTED cases. There are so many cases that go unreported because of a few reasons:
- People generally assume that doctors cannot make a mistake. Especially in generations before the millennial generation. Doctors have this shield around them just like superheroes do: they can do no wrong.
- People don't want to be “whistle blowers” on their physicians.
- People don't' want to inconvenience or make the doctors/nurses feel bad. They just made a mistake and that's okay, right?
You are literally one of thousands of people affected by doctor's negligence. However, it's clearly not as uncommon as you think. Stand up for yourself and make people aware of what has happened to you. It's not your fault this happened and you are definitely not alone. Remember a quote, “The only thing necessary for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing.” Report your case and let us help you.
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