Medical malpractice often results in serious injuries or the worsening of an already serious medical condition. Because of the life-altering injuries caused by medical professionals’ negligence, victims must often seek large amounts of compensation for their losses in order to recover or deal with their injuries for months, years, or the remainder of their life.
As a result, many myths surroundSouthern California medical malpractice cases and the claims filed by victims, many of which are spread by insurance companies and those on the side of the medical community. Often, these myths will influence a jury in a case or discourage a victim from seeking proper compensation for his or her losses. It is important to understand these myths as what the truth really is.
- Lawsuits drive doctors out of business. In reality, the compensation for injured parties is paid by insurance companies and hospitals, not the doctor. Only a handful of doctors go out of business due to medical malpractice, mostly because of their legal violations.
- Lawsuits drive up medical costs. Increases in insurance costs have been found to not be based on an increase in lawsuits, but a change in the economy. As a whole, the payments for malpractice compensation reach millions of dollars, but it is only a small fraction of the billions spent in the field every year.
- Plaintiffs seek unreasonably high compensation. Not all malpractice suits seek millions of dollars in compensation, but those that do involve patients who suffer long-term or permanent disabilities. These injuries cost millions over the years for rehabilitation and day-to-day medical care, which victims and families cannot pay on their own. Undeserving claims are quickly stopped before trial or do not win.
Medical malpractice injuries require proper care and compensation for dealing with the complications that arise, but being successful in the search can be very difficult without the right representation. At Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley, our San Diego medical malpractice attorneys understand your needs and are determined to find you the compensation you need to move forward in life. For a consultation on your case and to learn more about how we can help you hold negligent parties legally responsible, call 213-514-8332.