According to the National Practitioner Data Bank, over the past 10 years more than 150,000 patients have received financial compensation for medical practice. This means that an average of more than 40 people every day received medical treatment that fell below the appropriate standard of care.
While these are astonishing numbers, what is even more astonishing is the frequency with which instances of malpractice go unreported. One government study found that as many as 93 percent of “serious adverse events” in hospitals fall through the cracks. This means that numerous victims of medical malpractice end up living with the consequences of their doctors’ mistakes without receiving the compensation they deserve.
So, what does all of this mean for you? In short, if you think you may be a victim of medical malpractice, you are not alone. If you think you may be a victim, you owe it to yourself and your family to fight for the compensation you deserve.
While medical malpractice can take many forms, there are some trends that often suggest that a patient has received inadequate care. These include:
Regardless of your situation, if you are concerned about the quality of your medical treatment, you are right to ask questions. Doctors’ mistakes can lead to a lifetime of medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other losses. The best place to start is with an experienced malpractice attorney who can assess your situation and direct you to medical experts who can help determine if you may have a claim for compensation.
Contact Berkowitz and Hanna LLC today to schedule a no obligation case evaluation. Call us or contact us online to get started.