Medical malpractice cases – how to deter against ever increasing medical errors!


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Physicians who accept responsibility for treatment decisions are accountable for their medical practice errors.

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Medical malpractice cases – how to deter against ever increasing medical errors!

  1. 1. Medical Malpractice Cases – How to Deter Against Ever Increasing Medical Errors! Physicians who accept responsibility for treatment decisions are accountable for their medical practice errors.The truth is this: most of us inherently trust doctors and physicians to keep our bestinterest in mind and to have the ability to safely help us. This trust may not always befounded, but its a deeply rooted part of our culture, and even if we get butterflies before amajor operation, our logic still tells us that were going to come out fine on the other side.When that isnt the case, medical malpractice can really damage our psyche and give us adeep fear of medical attention of any kind. In many cases, that is just the beginning of whathappens to our psyche.Every year medical malpractice cases in America’s most advanced cities like New York,Chicago and California, causing at least 27,000 injuries and 7,000 deaths. Eight times asmany patients are injured as ever file a claim, and 16 times as many suffer injuries as everreceive any compensation. At the highest level, the estimated number of medical injuriesnationally is more than one million per year; approximately 85,000 malpractice suits arefiled annually.To deter against the medical malpractice cases and these frightening facts and figures fromthe most developed country of the world, we need to know about what medical malpracticeis all about.What Is Medical MalpracticeMedical malpractice cases occur when a healthcare provider fails to exercise that degree ofcare and skill required by a patient. If these standards are not followed, malpractice mayhave occurred. Medical malpractice can be generally defined as substandard treatment by aphysician or other healthcare professional that directly results in physical or economicdamages to the patient. "Substandard" care refers to care that violates normal medicalpractices.Five Most Common and Most Frightening Effects of Medical Malpractice CasesThere are many different outcomes in medical malpractice cases, but here are somecommon after-effects of medical malpractice and a medical negligence.1. Pain and SufferingThe foremost and obvious effect of having something go wrong in a simplest of medicaltreatment to the major operation is the pain and suffering of the injured.
  2. 2. 2. Disability or DeformityIn many severe medical malpractice cases, a patient may end up disabled or deformed as aresult of medical malpractice, causing a disadvantage for the rest of their life, affecting theirability to work and do pretty much anything else.3. Emotional Stress and Mental FatigueOne of the deepest extents of any medical malpractice case brings to a person in a situationof emotional stress caused by the negligence of a doctor or a medical practitioner. Even atemporary situation can result in shock and complete re-evaluation of what we can expectfrom the society around us.4. Financial MiseriesMedical malpractice negligence happening can become a very expensive issue for thepatient. Because it might not only increase the time of recovery from the scratch but alsoskyrocket the cost of medical attention and most importantly the financial loss due tounemployment.5. DeathAlmost 98,000 people die in hospitals annually each year due to medical malpractice cases.Whether from the wrong medication or something more sinister, these things do happen.Two Basic Reasons of Increasing Medical Malpractice CasesMedical inflation is the most important reason that has triggered the medical malpracticecases all around the world from the most developed countries to the countries of the thirdworld. The first reason which halts me up is that the expenses are the biggest and the mostpredictable part of damages in the high severity cases that drive medical malpracticepayments in individual cases to increase at a rate that is closer to the rate of medicalinflation than to rate of inflation in the other areas.Second reason which daunts out expressively is that the health-care sector economy isgrowing more rapidly than the economy as a whole. Malpractice payments can be expectedto grow at about the same rate as the size of health-care sector of the economy and as fastas medical prices. This is in-fact what the research has proved in recent years.Concluding Comments In principle, a negligence rule of liability against medical malpractice cases can correct these distortions and create incentives for efficient care and risk-taking, under certain conditions. These conditions include that courts set the standard of due care at the efficient level, that damages be optimally set, that providers be liable for failure to obtain informed consent, and that suits be brought and compensation awarded if and only if negligence occurs.
  3. 3. Efficient deterrence incentives can, in theory, also be achieved by a rule of strictliability, whereby providers are liable for all injuries caused by medical care,regardless of negligence.Adjusting for medical inflation helps prevent us from mistaking in medical proceduresand also a major decrease in medical malpractice cases can be expected.The second thing which can be done to cut the maximizing rate of medicalmalpractice cases is that to increase the liability like if a doctor or medicalpractitioner malpractices, he or she should be arrested and punished to themaximum prison sentence. And if the felony has reached up to death of a patientthen the medical practitioner must be treated as the criminal murderer‘s are treatedin the judgment court because the human life is more precious than anything.Committing to implement these standards we can deter those medical practitioner ordoctors who are ever been involved in such activities but can also retaliateaggressively against the increasing amount of medical negligence and medicalmalpractice cases.