Medical negligence is common in today's healthcare system. Overworked medical professionals, poor communication and mismanagement -- products of an intensely profit-driven industry -- can all lead to mistakes that can leave patients with lifelong injuries or disabilities -- or worse.
If you or a loved one suffered an injury because of a medical error, you have the right to be frustrated and angry. But you do not have to accept a lowball insurance settlement or take no for an answer after a serious medical error.
Negligence and medical malpractice insurance
Each medical malpractice case is different, but a common factor is negligence on the part of the medical professional or hospital. In fact, medical malpractice insurance is often one of a doctor's highest costs of doing business. Medical professionals know the risks are high for making errors, and therefore, they know they must cover themselves in the event of a medical malpractice claim.
Client empowerment in medical malpractice
Once you hire an attorney to pursue a lawsuit for a medical negligence, you can work together with your attorney to make choices that could help you achieve your goals. It is critical to ask questions and get the answers you need. The more informed you are, the more empowered you will be.
A law firm should not treat you like a number. It is important to find a lawyer you feel comfortable with -- someone who offers significant experience and knowledge but also allows you to make the final decisions about how you want to proceed, based on the options available to you.