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Hiring a Lawyer for Medical Malpractice
It’s something none of us want to have to consider – the possibility that you might have to hire a lawyer for medical malpractice, injury or illness caused by medication usage, or other health-related problems.
When we think of our healthcare providers, the life-saving and pain-reducing drugs they prescribe, and the care we receive. We want to feel positive that those we entrust with our health (and our very lives) are always looking out for our best interests.
After all, healthcare professionals take the Hippocratic Oath for a reason. They are entrusted with the task of keeping us well. Unfortunately, as with anything in life, there is always a risk involved. That includes the healthcare industry.
If you’ve ever checked out the laundry list of disclaimers on any television or magazine advertisement for pharmaceutical drugs, you know that we take on many risks every time we take even the simplest of medications.
That being said, there are times when the risks are not disclosed, and the harm, injury, or illness brought on by medications and treatments are definitely not our fault, not something we ever signed on for.
In those cases, you may find yourself in need of a lawyer
One of the more recent cases that have cropped up involves that of popular over-the-counter medication Zantac.
The medication was recently recalled after it was revealed that it contained very high levels of what was described as “cancer-causing impurities.”
The Zantac litigation has thousands of participants and is still gathering steam.
For good reason: the average consumer trusts the FDA to make sure that the over-the-counter medicines we take for a run of the mill issues like heartburn are safe.
When we’re put at risk without our knowledge, we deserve justice.
The Medication-Related Lawsuits
These medication-related lawsuits are quite common, as are medical malpractice suits.
When a doctor, nurse, or other healthcare provider harms you due to negligence, a mistake, or oversight, you have a right to sue. If their negligence has put you in pain, caused an injury or illness, or worse, resulted in the death of a loved one, they must be held accountable.
It’s not just about a financial settlement – a lawsuit sets a precedent that forces not just the doctor in question, but the entire healthcare industry, to overhaul their practices and make everyone safer.
If you have experienced negligence from someone in the healthcare industry, medication or otherwise, contact a lawyer who specializes in medical malpractice and class action suits as soon as possible.
Let them use their expertise to acquire justice for your illness or injury, and to hold the responsible party’s feet to the fire, so they do not continue harming patients. It is your right, not only as a consumer but as a patient.
Healthcare professionals are charged with the task of keeping their patients healthy and experiencing good quality of life whenever and wherever they can. Together, let’s make sure they do just that.