If you have been a victim of medical malpractice then it is absolutely essential that you speak out about it and get legal advice to see if you have a case. The Law Offices of Dr Bruce. G Fagel & Associates have revealed some startling figures recently about the low rate of patients who have been victim to malpractice, yet who have not spoken out about it.
There are many risks with regards to this and sadly too many people either never speak out, or they do so but much too late. Speaking out years down the line makes it incredibly hard to prove, it is far more difficult to obtain evidence, far harder to speak to people involved and ultimately the chances of winning such a case are incredibly. At the first sign that you have fallen victim to malpractice, you must speak out and get legal help, and here is why.
Stopping a Repeat Performance
This is the most important reason as to why you should speak out after being a victim of medical malpractice, to prevent this happening again. Most individuals or hospitals which are found guilty of medical malpractice, are often found to have been guilty of more than one incident. In such a situation had the first incident been reported and had action been taken, the following events may not have occurred at all. Negligence and incompetence should be nipped in the bud as soon as possible, which is why bringing a case against a hospital or individual is so important.
Getting money for damages is a perfectly legitimate reason for you to bring about a lawsuit for medical malpractice. For many people they suffer life changing problems, others face great damage with regards to their mental health and their emotional wellbeing and others actually lose money owing to their inability to work and to earn. For all of these reasons it is perfectly acceptable for an individual to claim damages following medical malpractice. Unfortunately there is a stigma attached to this, but the reality is that damages are paid to victims because it is the very least that they are owed following an incident.
When you go to a doctor or nurse you are doing so in a way that is completely trusting, this is what society is about and the reason why we have such trust in these healthcare providers is that they are trained to do one thing for us, and that is take care of us. When malpractice occurs, it breaks that trust and that is a deeply damaging thing to happen within society. If you bring a case against an individual or an organization because of that trust being broken, then we can slowly begin to rebuild that trust and make other patients feel safe again.
Don’t sit back and say nothing, if you have been a victim then be sure to speak out.