It doesn’t matter who is treating you or which facility you visit, when it comes to medical advice and treatment you expect nothing but the best.
Medical professionals are human, which means that mistakes can happen from time to time. Unfortunately, when a mistake occurs, it is the patient who ends up in a worse position than before.
According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, medical malpractice trials in state courts can go either way. There are times when the plaintiff comes out on top, and times when the defendant is victorious.
While there is no guarantee of winning a medical malpractice lawsuit, if you or a loved one has been injured by a medical professional, it is best to learn more about your legal rights and how to proceed.
The Bureau of Justice Statistics added the following information:
“The awards in medical malpractice jury trials ($400,000) were 17 times greater than the overall median awards in tort jury trials. These high award amounts may be partially explained by the fact that allegations of wrongful death were asserted in two-fifths of medical malpractice jury trials with plaintiff winners.”
This type of information shows that no two trials are the same. It also shows that there is a lot of money changing hands as a result of these lawsuits.
It is hard for most people to understand what it is like to be in the middle of a medical malpractice claim. Those who find themselves in this position may not want to be alone for long, which is why they consider consulting with a personal injury attorney.
Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics, “Medical malpractice trials” Dec. 15, 2014