Expected Rise in Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Supreme Court Ruling on ObamaCare

ObamaCare was passed by Congress on March 21, 2010 and later signed in federal law on March 23 by the president himself and it will probably go into full effect in 2014 or 2015. This new signature affordable care act provides for uninsured Americans who sign up for coverage and then have access to physical and medical services. People are expecting there to be a sharp increase however in the number of medical malpractice lawsuits from the millions of people who were previously uninsured.

If you were one of those people who were unable to afford health insurance to get an illness diagnosed or treated, now you may be able to finally see a physician about that issue. However, many doctors and hospitals are not fully prepared for the massive flux and growing number of patients that have become newly-insured. Medical personnel may rush through their standard of procedure to try and see a larger number of patients per day, which may cause a higher number of potential errors or negligent mistakes. Doctors may no longer have sufficient time to do thorough research of a patient's medical history and look into all viable medical options for their diagnosis and treatment.

When a patient goes to visit a doctor to seek medical advice or attention, they submit in full faith that the doctor is fully competent and capable to safely administer treatment or conduct surgical procedures. Victims of malpractice never imagine that the medical personal appointed to help them would ever come to harm or injure them in any way. Unfortunately is happens more often than one would think, the National Institute of Health reports that medical malpractice mistakes kill 225,000 every year and 1,500,000 people sustain injuries or die from medication errors each year.

With the new Affordable Care Act, these numbers are expected to grow considerably. One preemptive step that should be taken by all medical clinics and facilities is to increase their number of doctors, nurses and medical personnel so the risks of mistakes and malpractice lawsuits can be proactively diminished and monitored. The obligation of medical malpractice attorneys is to stand by and keep a careful eye to ensure that medical professionals are still abiding by proper protocol and practicing according to the letter of the law. If you or a loved one have been injured or killed due to medical malpractice, it is imperative that you seek aggressive legal counsel to obtain financial restitution for any physical, mental or financial hardships. Contact a distinguished attorney from The Tolson Firm, LLC today to find out how we can help file and pursue your malpractice claim.

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