Without any intent to disparage the medical profession - which is still dominated by competent, dedicated and caring professionals - the frequency of medical mistakes and negligence in the United States is both surprising and frightening. Examining the statistics regarding medical malpractice and accompanying legal action can help victims better understand that they are not alone and that there is hope for a just and favorable result.
Coming to the realization that you or someone you love may have suffered unnecessarily due to medical mistakes or negligence is a jarring experience. We have come to put so much trust in medical professionals that the idea that they make mistakes can be somewhat difficult to comprehend. Although it is important to remember that a bad or unexpected result to a medical procedure is not always indicative of malpractice, it is crucial to act carefully to preserve your rights when the unexpected does occur.