The decision to bring a medical malpractice lawsuit is not always an easy one. For those who have been continually in and out of hospitals for various illnesses, the prospect of confronting doctors is something that they may not want to deal with. Others may feel as if no one will believe them, because doctors have such a seemingly impenetrable reputation in the field. Because of this, there are some people who have been mistreated by physicians who believe that a medical malpractice suit will not make any difference.
The irony is that medical malpractice lawsuits are brought so that people who are mistreated and sickened can have a voice. These actions are important in holding doctors who fail to use reasonable care accountable for their actions. We believe that when unscrupulous doctors answer for failing to use due care, the medical system gets better. There is no better deterrent to malpractice than a lawsuit.
With this in mind, people who are living with botched procedures, have been cast aside after having terminal diseases misdiagnosed or have suffered through prescription mistakes should know and realize that they have legal rights; and the prominence of a particular physician should not matter when it comes to asserting those rights.
So if you have questions about your legal rights, or know a loved one who is suffering at the hands of an irresponsible physician or hospital, an experienced medical malpractice attorney can help.
The preceding is not legal advice or a guarantee of success in bringing a medical malpractice lawsuit.