Medical Malpractice Is Now The 3rd Leading Cause Of Death
You go to your healthcare professional, because you are not feeling well. You expect to receive treatment predicated upon the current state of the art in medicine based upon the local standard of community of care. However, following a procedure performed by a trusted healthcare professional something goes dramatically and tragically wrong.
See and hear the story of Annette Ramirez on YouTube at:
MEDICAL MALPRACTICE IS NOW REPORTED BY THE AMA AS THE THIRD LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH IN AMERICA TODAY!
A recent study published by the American Medical Association shockingly reports that medical malpractice is now the third leading cause of death in America today just behind heart disease and cancer. In 2012, over $3 Billion was reported as payouts due to medical malpractice alone.
Yet, there are efforts underway in Idaho to exonerate healthcare professionals from accepting their responsibility for the bad choices and decisions they make on behalf of their patients. One way this has been accomplished is by the Idaho Legislature enacting legislation that caps the amount of money that a victim of negligence can receive for their non-economic damages for, inter alia, pain and suffering; diminution in the quality of life and capacity to enjoy life; and/or loss of consortium recoverable by victims of medical malpractice.
In California, the arbitrary cap on non-economic damages is reported in the amount of $250,000.00. In Idaho, the cap on non-economic damages imposed by the Idaho Legislature is limited to the sum of $319,734.34 as of July 1, 2013. The figure is adjusted each year (on July 1).
The reason I am a trial lawyer working as an advocate for justice on behalf of victims of negligence is that I believe that by holding people and institutions accountable for the bad choices and decisions they make gives incentive to reform their conduct which makes our homes and communities a safer and better place to live for our children and grandchildren.
Holding tortfeasors fully and completely responsible for the injuries and damages they cause due to their bad choices and decisions results in reforming conduct to a higher standard of care and a safer living conditions for our families. Exculpating those who perpetrate harm to others who violate the local standard of care takes away that incentive and rewards them for their misconduct resulting in catastrophy as in the case of Annette Ramirez noted in the video above.
How would you feel if you or a loved one went through what Ms. Ramirez went through? If you haven’t seen her story on YouTube, please take the time to do so. Then ask your local Legislator to do so as well.
Justice mandates that we be diligent in protecting our legal rights and remedies against those who violate our trust and confidence causing injury or death due to violations of the standard of care.
BOISE MALPRACTICE ATTORNEY ALAN MORTON UNDERSTANDS THE CONSEQUENCES THAT MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CAN CAUSE YOUR FAMILY AND YOU!
If you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice, you should consult with an experienced medical malpractice attorney immediately in order to protect your legal rights and remedies.
Boise Medical Malpractice Attorney Alan Morton has over 30 years of experience in the field of medical malpractice, and he provides an initial free consultation in a confidential setting to discuss the facts of your case. He may be reached at 208.344.5555; toll free at 888.716.8021 or by completing the online form at http://mortonlawyers.com. Please take the time to review the testimonials from Mr. Morton’s clients at http://www.mortonlawyers.com/testimonials.cfm
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