People usually don’t second guess what their doctors tell them. Doctors are supposed to be very knowledgeable, honest, and unbiased.
But is this always the case?
In the news, we’ve seen so many doctors who have opted for certain medical procedures with no legitimate reason. We’ve seen a cardiologist accused of performing over 250 unnecessary stent procedures, surgeons using spinal fusion surgeries as a method for personal financial gains, a nurse carelessly throwing away a transplant kidney, and so much more.
What are the outcomes?
Some patients are left impaired, some permanently injured, some with life altering medical needs or lifetime medical costs. Patients are the ones that get hurt at the end of all this.
Regardless of the reason, whether it’s for monetary gain or just carelessness, if a hospital, HMO, doctor, or nurse puts a patient’s health and safety at risk, they need to be held accountable for their actions. A medical malpractice case doesn’t turn back time for that patient who still has to live with the harms and losses he suffered. But it could help the next patient who goes to that hospital, doctor or HMO. And that could be any one of us.
If you believe you were a victim of medical malpractice, call us today at (202) 393-3320. We’ll get you information that can help you move forward.