Negligence and Paralysis

Doctors are human, just like everyone else. As humans, they’re capable of making mistakes. Unfortunately, when a doctor becomes careless and makes a mistake, someone’s life might be on the line.

Medical Malpractice and Doctor Negligence

When a doctor is careless or stops paying attention to what he or she is doing, injury or death can result for the patient – and if it can be proved that the doctor was negligent, you may have a medical malpractice lawsuit on your hands.

Doctor Negligence and Lawsuits

When a doctor is negligent, he or she can make a mistake that could have serious repercussions for the victim. Negligent healthcare professionals have been known to prescribe the wrong medications (or the wrong doses of medications), use the wrong amount of anesthesia, or cause some kind of damage while operating. In some tragic cases, a negligent doctor performing surgery causes paralysis.

If you believe your doctor was negligent or careless, you may want to talk to an attorney about filing a medical malpractice lawsuit.

If you win a judgment in a medical malpractice lawsuit, you could be awarded financial damages. Damages are designed to pay for your lost wages, pain and suffering, and medical bills that have resulted from your original doctor’s negligence or carelessness.

However, not all cases go to trial. Because judgements are paid by medical malpractice insurance companies, they want to stay out of court. They may offer you money to “settle,” or keep the case out of court.

It is your choice whether you accept a settlement or not. If you chose to accept it, you will be compensate and the case goes no further. However, you still have the right to insist that your case goes to trial – and that most often happens when the insurance company is trying to “low-ball” you and avoid giving you the amount of compensation you need to pay your medical bills, make up for your lost wages and pay for other necessities.

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