Debunking Common Medical Malpractice Myths
March 14, 2023
According to the Medical Malpractice Center, each year in the U.S., an estimated 15 thousand to 19 thousand malpractice suits are filed. If you've been affected by medical malpractice, you may be wondering how to proceed. There are a lot of myths and untruths surrounding malpractice, and today we hope to clear up a few of them.
Medical Malpractice and Errors Don't Happen Very Often
Just as the fact above illustrates, thousands of malpractice claims are filed every year in the United States. In any event, it doesn't matter how many other cases are filed. If you've been injured or harmed due to a doctor's neglect or error, you deserve to be compensated. In reality, the total number of malpractice suits that are happening around the country has little to no impact on your case. This incorrect statement should not have any bearing on how you proceed with your case.
The Cost of Settling Medical Malpractice Claims Increases Healthcare Costs
Interestingly, as malpractice costs have decreased over the years, the overall cost of healthcare has increased. This is clear proof that this myth is incorrect and shouldn't have any type of impact on your decision-making process. Again, this is just another scare tactic used by insurance companies in an attempt to influence people to not pursue their legitimate malpractice cases. Your case is about getting you fair compensation for the injuries that you've suffered and how the insurance companies react isn't relevant to your actions.
It Requires a Lot of Money Upfront to Launch a Medical Malpractice Claim.
This is another common myth that's easily debunked. When it comes to medical cases, attorneys work on what is known as a contingency fee basis. In practical terms, this means that your attorney isn't paid until you receive your settlement. The insurance company will pay a settlement at the conclusion of your case, and all of your legal fees will be paid for from those monies. A contingency fee allows people like you to receive the justice they deserve without having to deal with legal bills on top of their medical bills. Don't hesitate to secure legal representation immediately after being harmed through malpractice.
The Law Offices of Steven Zwick is the firm to call for your malpractice needs. Our specialized legal team will make sure that you receive a fair settlement. Contact our office today and schedule an obligation-free consultation to learn more.