Patients submit to medical treatment hoping to get better. Certainly, they do not expect to be made worse by medical errors or mistakes. Unfortunately, the medical system in the United States is a mess and errors and medical mistakes are shockingly common.
A study by John Hopkins Medicine found medical mistakes are now the third-leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for 1 in 10 deaths. More than 250,000 medical deaths a year are caused by medical error, compared to about 35,000 for car accidents.
When a patient is injured or killed by medical error, early consultation with an experienced medical malpractice lawyer in Wichita is vital to protecting their rights and the financial wellbeing of their family. These are complex cases that must be pursued against some of the largest insurance companies and most experienced insurance defense firms in the nation. Failure to protect your rights at the earliest stage of such cases can be devastating to your ability to collect all of the damages to which you are entitled under the law.
Common causes of medical malpractice include:
Not only does medical malpractice significantly reduce, or eliminate, a patient’s chance of a positive outcome, it typically significantly increases the length of hospital stays and the cost of treatment, for which the patient is billed!
Early consultation with a medical malpractice attorney in Wichita can protect your rights throughout the remainder of your treatment and help ensure you are properly compensated for resulting damages, including economic damages like medical expenses and lost wages, as well as non-economic damages like pain and suffering.
The veteran Wichita medical malpractice lawyers at Riedmiller, Andersen and Scott LLC represent injury victims and their families in Wichita, Kansas and the surrounding areas, including Valley Center, Park City, Kechi, Bel Aire, Eastbourough, Andover, Derby, Newton, El Dorado, Arkansas City, Winfield, Haysville, Goddard and Maize. For a confidential consultation to discuss your rights call 316-648-1369.