When it comes to something as important as medical malpractice, we can’t afford to allow rumors to spread. There ar
e plenty of rumors surrounding medical malpractice that can end up preventing someone from seeking justice for their case. Allowing these rumors to get the best of you will only cause confusion and uncertainty. However, when a disaster strikes due to medical negligence, you must always fight for your rights. Here are common myths you may still falsely believe surrounding medical malpractice.
Myth #1: Medical malpractice cases are frivolous.
Due to media misrepresentation, the concept of fighting against medical negligence has been warped to mean that someone is selfish for making their case. This couldn’t be further from the truth. There are many cases of medical malpractice across the country, not because people are greedy and lying, but because medical negligence occurs everywhere, when you least expect it. It is certainly not dishonest to search for justice.
Myth #2: Medical malpractice claims are pushing away doctors.
It makes sense, in theory; doctors should be fleeing the country, out of fear that they may have a claim filed against them. However, the rate of doctors in the United States has been steadily increasing for decades. It has also been found that capping non-economic damages does not attract doctors to any one location. Medical malpractice has little to no effect on medical aid availability.
Myth #3: Claims can increase health care premiums.
Actually, preventable medical accidents can add $29 billion worth of additional health care costs. It’s much more economically efficient to invest in medical malpractice cases. The idea that doctors are enforcing unnecessary tests out of the fear of being sued is falsely placed. Doctors should be doing their jobs, and you should not feel guilty for seeking justice.
If you have more questions about medical malpractice cases, call The Snyder Law Group today.
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