According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, two studies showed that family physicians reported extreme consequences due to medical errors 85% of the time. In these studies, the word “error” was used in a broad sense very deliberately. That way, the study could include medical errors that didn’t have extreme consequences. Its findings prove that there are serious and life-changing consequences that arise after a medical professional commits negligence against a patient. What are the true consequences of medical malpractice and negligence? Read on to find out.
Not many tend to consider the emotional effect that medical errors can have. First and foremost, a sense of trust between patient and doctor is lost. No longer can you feel like your doctor wants the best for you. This could prevent someone from seeking medical attention in the future. Likewise, you and your family are at risk for severe emotional consequence. The prospect of a life living with a debilitating condition can destroy anyone’s emotional state. When this isn’t your fault, the emotional devastation can be overwhelming.
Future Health Damages
Medical errors may sometimes lead to other health issues. For instance, a misdiagnosis can lead to wrongly prescribed medication, leading to potential medical consequences. When this happens, you’re even more financially disadvantaged, because you’re burdened with yet another health issue. And, as before, it’s not your fault. Why should you have to pay for future health damages?
Financial and Time Losses
Not only do you have medical bills that must pay for the consequences of someone else’s mistake, you’ll also lose time at work, denting your income. This can even affect your loved ones, should they need to care for you. That loss of income can seriously detriment your ability to support yourself, and could potentially ruin your life. This is a kind of consequence you can’t ignore. If you’re severely financially disadvantaged after a medical error, it’s time to seek justice.
The Snyder Law Group can help you achieve the truth and justice you deserve.
The Snyder Law Group, LLC, proudly represents clients throughout Maryland and Washington, D.C. Our experienced Baltimore attorneys understand the frustration that comes with an insurance company, medical professional, or other party that refuses to accept liability for negligent or reckless behavior. You can take heart in knowing there are talented and experienced lawyers ready to work for you. We are experienced in handling personal injury claims of medical malpractice or injury resulting from serious car and truck accidents, and have secured hundreds of millions in verdicts settlements*. Please visit our website, www.410thefirm.com, for more information and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google +, and LinkedIn.