Medical Malpractice, Being Truthful with Patient the Best Policy
A 12-year study (1995 – 2007) recently published in the Annals of Internal Medicine examined the full disclosure policy of the University of Michigan Health care System.
This policy requires that health care providers honestly admit their errors and be truthful with patients and patients’ families. The policy also encouraged dialogue with the patient/ family in efforts to resolve these matters early. The results showed that honesty is the best policy.
The University of Michigan experienced a decrease in medical negligence claims and significant overall savings in costs due to medical errors. Sadly, the University of Michigan is the exception to the rule when dealing with hospitals that injure or kill patients due to negligent medical treatment.
Most victims of medical malpractice simply want honest answers as to what went wrong but instead are confronted with cover-up and lies. Risk management departments and insurance companies take over and begin the process of placing blame and deceitful innuendo everywhere but where it truly belongs.
Jacksonville Medical Malpractice Attorney
If you, a relative or friend have been the victim of medical malpractice, please contact our firm for a free consultation. We have the experience and resources to personally handle your claim.
What constitutes a personal injury?
The most common personal injury is an auto accident, but the broad definition encompasses any situation where a person suffers harm due to the negligence of another person or entity. Early identification of a personal injury is important to the legal process. Many serious injuries occur each year involving:
– Auto accidents
– Premises liability accidents such as injuries caused by a slip and fall
– Medical malpractice/nursing home injuries
– Wrongful death
– Work-related accidents
– Animal attacks
– Faulty or malfunctioning products (product liability)