Are you suffering from an illness or medical condition that hasn’t been diagnosed and missed by your doctor’s and the hospital, have you suffered from pain and no one would take any notice, have the doctor’s missed all your symptoms and you’ve gone home feel worse for wear thinking why doesn’t no one believe me or have been into surgery and something’s gone wrong you may even have died from all of the above. If any of these sound like something that’s happened to you, you have a legal and civil right to claim compensation.
Medical negligence needs to have more nationwide and worldwide coverage on the radio and television. In America over 80,000 people die each year from a variety of medical negligence illnesses and this is only the cases the hospitals reveal so this may be a lot higher. If medical negligence was a disease everyone would be panicking and doctors, consultants and researchers would be doing all they can to stop the disease from spreading so why are they letting thousands of people die each year from silly mistakes and missed diagnoses’.
Around 35 to 40% of the 80,000 people dying each year are from missed diagnosis, this is so simple to rectify all doctors, consultants should listen to every patient whatever they may think wrong and if nothing can be found wrong more tests need to be done until a problem is found. These statistics don’t even show the illness’s and even deaths of people who are in clinics, non hospital facilities, dental practises and private doctor’s offices.
There are very little compensation claims for injured and the death of a person from medical negligence as little as only 2%. So you may be thinking why, well death is a very private and personal family thing to come to terms with, many families just want to forget and remember the good times and forget about the illness and what caused the death of their family member.
Before I wrote this article I never realised the large extent of missed and wrong medical diagnosis and how many people die each year in only one country from medical malpractice. The media doesn’t pick up on how many people die from this due to people dying on a ‘one at a time basis’. Everyone needs to know the extent of this problem its not a small problem it’s a huge problem and it’s not going to go away until everyone realises the problem and the hospitals, NHS, private doctor and dental practises and other non-hospital facilities take great care in looking after every patient that comes through their door.
If you’ve been involved in any of the above don’t sit back and think it’s your fault, if you or any member of your family have been injured from medical negligence or you’re partner, husband/wife, daughter/son, sister/brother have unfortunately died, don’t sit back and let the hospital or whoever get away with it, you can claim on behalf of your family member to get the compensation they deserve. Not only the compensation but you may even help raise awareness of medical malpractice and this can only help reduce the large amount of medical malpractice injuries and deaths.
Jene Pedder is the Webmaster of Accident Consult who specialise in Medical Malpractice Compensation Claims.