Everybody makes mistakes; after all, to err is human. However, your ability to walk, eat, earn a living, etc. could be taken away if a medical professional makes mistakes and do not provide the proper standard of care necessary to their patients. Filing a medical malpractice lawsuit is a way to then hold hospitals, pharmacists, doctors, nurses, and other staff accountable for their negligence and help you recover damages when seriously injured while under their care.
In a survey published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, it was discovered that 90% of doctors over-test or over-treat patients due to the fear of being sued for medical malpractice for not doing enough for their patients.
This survey's results echo a story in "the Associated press" which said that the fear of personal injury or other lawsuits is what causes doctors to over-treat patients.
A new study had found that out of all the months of the year, July is the worst month for fatal medical errors.
Researchers at the University Of California of San Diego have dubbed this discovery th" July Effect'. The study group looked at 62 million death certificates between the years 1979 and 2006 and discovered that there is a 10% increase in the number of medical errors in teaching hospitals in the month of July.
The study did not include deaths that occurred outside of hospitals or allergic reaction to drugs.
Victoria Little, 53, of Harford County was awarded a $3.5 million settlement at the conclusion of her case against two surgeons and their firm, Vascular Surgery Associates, whom she had bee suing for medical malpractice.
Mrs. Little had undergone surgery for blocked arteries. Her lawyers, James Cardea and Scott Kurlander, claim the two surgeons had used an improper grafting technique during the surgery.