While people go to doctors and hospitals with the intention of getting better, in reality, the doctors people depend on are a little less reliable than people would expect. Medical malpractice is a large problem throughout the nation causing server injury or even wrongful death. That’s when people need to seek a medical malpractice attorney for help.
According to the New York Times (based on research from the National Practioner Data Bank) 28.6 percent of malpractice awards are due to diagnostic mistakes. The Study found that diagnostic mistakes accounted for over 33% of the disabilities and almost 40% percent of deaths in malpractice cases. An associate professor of neurology at Johns Hopkins, stated “this is a major health problem.” He continued, stating, “at the policy level there is no institute that views it as their problem.” This is when a medical malpractice attorney steps in to seek compensation for their client and push hospitals and doctors to fix the problem and avoid future harm.
However, legislatures have enacted laws that both severely limit the time frames in which injured parties can file suit, and but a cap on the amount of damages a plaintiff can collect. While legislatures are trying to combat frivolous law suits by affecting plaintiffs who are not injured, these laws most harm plaintiffs who have been severely injured. Those who are most injured may need more time to sue since after the malpractice it takes them longer to get back to any sense of normalcy, let alone contact an attorney.
That’s why at The Diefenbach Firm, we place the needs of the client first. We try to assist clients who have suffered severe harm or loss receive just compensation in a timely manner. We understand that legal action does not provide full relief for a medical related negligence to the harmed individual and their loved ones but it does provide some compensation and justice for the wrong. Gordon Price Diefenbach dedicates his time and his experience in cases that have provided injured clients with large settlements to ensure that each client receives just compensation to help individuals who suffered harm as a result of a doctor’s negligence.