While doing their jobs, medical professionals hold the lives and well-being of their patients in their hands when they make decisions they make and the procedures they perform. Most of these medical professionals do their jobs very well. However, there are times when they can make bad decisions that cause patients harm or even lead to the patient’s death. If there is evidence that the care a doctor has provided is substandard then they should be held accountable. The lives of patients who have become victims of medical malpractice are often harmed irreparably and their ability to hold these medical professionals accountable should not be limited.
A third of patients who are admitted to hospitals will experience medical errors. These mistakes can be costly to patients, potentially causing agonizing pain and suffering, disability, and even death. Every year there are about 440,000 people who die of preventable medical errors.
When victims sue a medical professional for medical malpractice, it is important to know what he or she is saying. A patient often accuses a doctor of acting outside the standard of care and that other doctors in similar situations would have acted differently. Patients who make this claim must back it up with expert testimonies from several medical professionals who are familiar with the local standard of care.
When patients sue doctors they are not looking for a payday, they are looking to hold those responsible for injuring them accountable. This is often difficult because patients are often left in the dark as to what has happened to them. Patients are often not told by their doctor when they have been negligent or a medical error has occurred.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence of a health care professional it is important that you contact an attorney as soon as possible. An experienced Kingston, New York medical malpractice attorney can help you hold those responsible accountable for their actions.
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