Another Huge Financial Award granted in a Medical Care Negligence Lawsuit
Medical Malpractice still occurs and causes misery and deaths of thousands in the US. Attorneys in Arizona work to look after patients who have suffered.
- (1888PressRelease) August 01, 2012 - Despite the fact that the United States has the world's best hospitals and doctors and medical science and machinery are at the cutting edge there are still almost two hundred thousand deaths caused by or due to errors in the Medical care in the United States each year. In addition there are over a million other incidents where the patients have been neglected or improperly cared for. This is a small percentage of the Hospital bed nights but nevertheless they occur.
Only a very small percentage, well less than 2% of these ever result in a medical malpractice claim. The reasons for the small percentage is that fortunately in most incidents the mistake was a minor error and the patient was not even aware of the misdiagnosis or mistaken drug dose administered (for example). An illustration of this is a 2012 Department of Health study showed that less than 14% of treatment errors are actually reported by hospitals.
But those errors which are serious or life threatening may come to the attention of the patient. If so the patients are encouraged to check out Arizona Medical Malpractice Lawsuits. Details are given of some huge awards made in Medical Malpractice and in cases of patients not receiving the due care they have a right to expect.
Now there is no doubt that if you have been miss diagnosed or had a surgical procedure go wrong you should approach a medical malpractice lawyer. He is in a unique position to advise you if your case has merit and if so he will undertake to conduct a full investigation and institute proceedings on your behalf.
The average settlement awarded by the courts over a 5 year period to 2009 was More than $350,000 for hospital patients and more t6han $275,000 for out-patients who won their cases. More than 90% of cases never even come to trial with an acceptable settlement being agreed upon.
The very large awards are for grievous errors; no court will award millions for a patient that was administered an incorrect drug that had no side effects or similar insignificant ailments. Pain and suffering, when transitory do not generally get large awards. But serious errors resulting in long term severe effects or death may well invoke a big award.
This is especially so in the case of child birth problems. The Phoenix Birth Injury Attorney is here to pursue those cases where lack of attention or poor medical procedures result in a mother or new born infant being injured or damaged at birth.
In the modern United States health care system should be able to ensure that the process of childbirth which has been going on since time immemorial is safe, faultless and worry free. But incidents of neglect or error still occur at childbirth and these may result in the mother or child facing a long term of convalescence and recovery. There may be future medical bills all of which may be recovered by a successful claim against the institutions.
Consult the lawyers who offer their first consultation free of charge and you will pay no fees unless a satisfactory claim is obtained.
Press release by Knapp & Roberts
Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Phoenix and Scottsdale