Avoid Medical Negligence: Know the Standard of Care and Your Rights as a Patient
March 14, 2018 by Yale Spector
Suffering an illness or injury can be a traumatic experience. The toll it can take on your body and mind does not heal quickly. Recovery is tough enough but making sure that you are respected as a patient is another battle entirely. At Spector Law Group, we make it our mission to inform and educate all our clients about the healthcare rights they have, to make sure that they are not being taken advantage of, and to combat medical negligence in the Baltimore area.
Experiencing medical malpractice can be devastating, and it is important to make sure that those responsible are held accountable. A malpractice is when someone has been incorrectly diagnosed of an illness or other problem. The backlash from this can result in taking ineffective medicine or undergoing inaccurate, and exhausting, treatment that can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. The ultimate worst-case scenario, is death. To qualify for a medical malpractice case, you must be able to prove medical negligence, which is when the medical professional fails to follow through with the proper standard of care.
The best way to protect yourself from medical negligence is to know your rights as a patient. According to emedicinehealth.com, patient rights are rules of conduct between patients and medical caregivers as well as the institutions and people that support them. A patient is anyone who has requested to be evaluated by or who is being evaluated by any healthcare professional. Patient rights are undoubtedly extensive, ranging from social policies to fees and charges, professional rights and responsibilities, etc.
If needed, you can always seek out a second opinion from another qualified specialist, and view data pertaining for your testing if you are not comfortable with the assessment. You always have the right to see any data involving your case as a patient, do not let a group or doctor tell you otherwise.
We at Spector Law Group want to make sure that the patients we work with are taken care of, and we will work with you every step of the way. If you or someone you love needs an experienced personal injury lawyer in the Baltimore area, contact Spector Law Group. Call us at (443) 505-7343 today!