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We hold medical professionals accountable for their errors

As discussed previously on this blog, medical errors can wreak havoc on a patient's life. The patient who consulted a medical professional to improve their medical condition might walk away with a worsened condition thanks to a negligent doctor or surgeon. This can lead to more trips to the hospital and additional expenses that one has not budgeted for. Ongoing medical treatment can be costly and one way to recover those costs is by pursuing a medical malpractice case against the establishment that caused the condition in the first place.

Culture of unaccountability leads to medical errors

Everyone makes mistakes-to err is human. However, when a medical professional makes the error, the error could end up ruining someone else's life. According to one report, around 30 percent of all medical malpractice claims are due to diagnostic errors. California residents may be surprised to hear that, in 2017 alone, surgeons operated on the wrong patient, performed the wrong procedure or operated on the wrong site 95 times.

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