The Many Myths You Might Hear Regarding Medical Malpractice CasesRobert A. Solomon, P.C.
Many people are comforted by the knowledge that their physicians and surgeons are experts in their field who have gone to school and have had training for many years so that they could enter into a doctor’s office or emergency room setting. When we don’t understand what is happening ourselves, we turn to a doctor for their knowledge so that we can move forward feeling safe about our health. However, sometimes mistakes and errors occur in the blink of an eye, which some might argue is just human nature. What if one of these mistakes leads to serious or even permanent harm?
Because medical malpractice is a growing issue and one that many people do not understand until it has happened to them, many individuals hear myths and misconceptions about their cases and what they should expect. Today, we want to focus on these misconceptions and guide you in the direction of what is true so that you can get started on your medical malpractice claim.
Myths Regarding Medical Malpractice Claims
Myth #1: Any mistake a doctor makes can be medical malpractice. As humans, we all make mistakes. However, our doctors, surgeons, and specialists are held to a high standard when it comes to the care that they give us, which is why medical malpractice claims can be brought against a care professional who does not give us the best care possible. Just because you didn’t have a desired medical outcome does not always mean it is a doctor’s fault, as sometimes, we never know what to expect as far as our health is concerned.
If you want to show fault in a medical malpractice claim, you must show that the medical professional responsible for your care has fallen below the standard duty of care. This means that you must be able to show various types of evidence, such as medical documents and expert testimony.
Myth #2: If you don’t have injuries, you can’t file a lawsuit. Doctors sometimes breach their ethical duty as a physician without just causing physical injuries. You still have the right to file a medical malpractice claim against a doctor who engages in acts such as lying, withholding information, and causing emotional distress. Mistakes in treatment are not the only way that medical malpractice occurs.
Myth #3: You can only win so much money. Yes, it is true that some states still have caps on the monetary damages that you are able to receive in your medical malpractice case. However, many states have decided to strike down statutory limits on damages. This means that you will get the full amount that is owed to you, regardless of what your case is worth.
Help from Experienced Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Our experienced medical malpractice attorneys at the Law Offices of Robert A. Solomon of Metro Law are here in your time of need when you have received injuries at the hands of a negligent medical professional. You may be owed compensation due to the acts of a professional and we are here for you. Please contact us for more information at (800) 469-6476.