When it comes to medical malpractice, lots of people we meet things believe things that just aren’t true. It’s understandable, the big insurance companies have spent untold millions of dollars to convince the public that there is a rampant problem with frivolous medical malpractice lawsuits. That’s why when we found this medical malpractice infographic, we knew we had to share it with you.
You can find this great infographic from Becker’s Healthcare HERE
Many different researchers have looked at the reasons why people file medical malpractice claims. One government study found that 33% of people who filed a medical malpractice claim were encouraged to do so by someone outside of their family. 24% of people who filed a medical malpractice case did so because they needed help paying for long-term care. Another 24% of people who file medical malpractice cases do so because they discover that a physician attempted to deceive them. Nearly 20% of people file cases in hopes of deterring future errors.
The infographic above tells a very similar story. While we’ve written about other medical malpractice myths in the past, a good number of people still believe that medical malpractice cases are mostly frivolous. The truth is, many medical malpractice cases are actually filed by real people who have been injured by real mistakes. These people have real lives, and real expenses. Their pain is real and they need help to get back on their feet again.
While the majority of doctors are good people, accidents do happen. You have rights when you have been injured by a health care professional.
If you have been injured by someone else’s mistake, they have an obligation to help make you whole. Many times, you may feel a great deal better after you speak with an attorney about what happened. Many attorneys offer free consultations. We can help you in your search for a personal injury attorney and even help you get the most out of your free consultation.