The increase of misdiagnosing and delayed diagnosing has prompted the Institute of Medicine to investigate medical providers as a whole. According to one of their recent reports, a patient will most likely receive a delayed or wrong diagnosis at least once in their lifetime. Unfortunately, several of these mistakes can lead to harm and death to patients due to the inattentiveness and neglect of medical providers. Researchers project that the issue will continue to get worse and are unsure of a solution. The data is hard to track, making it difficult to determine what is the exact cause. Medical providers are encouraged to take more of a proactive approach with their patients and to be attentive to their concerns. The Institute of Medicine also encourages patients to get a second opinion when they are not satisfied.
All medical providers take an oath to treat patients to the fullest of their ability to provide them with the care they deserve. When providers neglect their responsibilities, it can cause the patient to sustain injuries, illness, or death, and they may have grounds to file a medical malpractice case. If you have been the victim of medical malpractice, it is necessary to consult an experienced St. Louis medical malpractice attorney to recover compensation for your damages.
The personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth have over 100 years of combined legal experience. Our attorney will investigate your case and fight to recover the maximum compensation for your damages. We believe your health and safety are important and if they are compromised, we will fight to hold all parties accountable. Contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation.