Becoming a doctor is one of the noblest jobs. It takes hard work and dedication to become a doctor as well as other kinds of health care providers like anesthesiologists, nurses, and hospital staff. People who work in the health care industry have to believe in the goodness of helping people. However, sometimes people in these fields start with good intentions and then quickly become more cynical. Some are just in it for the money. They do the basic standard of care but do not go above or beyond to help patients. Other times healthcare providers don’t have the resources. Regardless of the excuse, it is 2019. No one should have to fear not getting treated well when walking into a hospital. No one should have to die in order to shed light on neglectful behavior.
Yet injuries caused by medical negligence happen all the time. Patients who are in desperate need of care are misdirected, misdiagnosed, misprescribed, or completely missed altogether. Our medical malpractice lawyer in California at Licata & Yeremenko, A Professional Law Corporation will not tolerate the behavior. We believe that all people who are hurt or ill should receive top care from doctors and health care providers. We believe that hospitals and staff should be held accountable for their actions. No patient should feel iller after surgery. No patient should have to go through more surgeries because of errors that could have been avoided. Again, it happens all the time. We know it happens and we know doctors and health care providers are waiting for an error to be made because they have to purchase medical malpractice insurance.
Medical Error Statistics
When a doctor, nurse, or other health care provider does something wrong, they have medical malpractice insurance to cover their errors. Medical Malpractice Insurance varies from state to state. In California, depending on your medical practice, health care providers may spend anywhere between $4,000 to $17,000 a year. A surgeon may spend $22,000 to $34,000 a year given the risk of their job. Medical malpractice insurance protects surgeons and other health care providers from losing everything to a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Did you know that anywhere from 44,000 to 98,000 people die each year due to a medical error that is preventable? Or that medical errors can cost up to $29 billion annually? Medical malpractice cases are long and tedious. Most cases never make it to court. Instead, they are settled out of court through an offer from the insurance company.
What To Do
If you or someone you love is suffering more from a medical error injury, you need to seek legal assistance. Our California medical malpractice attorneys are ready to fight for you. We know that insurance companies aren’t interested in going to court, but we aren’t interested in their initial offer. We are strong negotiators who know how to fight to get the compensation you deserve for the injuries you sustained. Call 818-783-5757 or click here for a free consultation with our professional attorneys at Licata & Yeremenko, A Professional Law Corporation in California today.