What Are My Rights as a Patient?
If you are ill or suddenly require immediate medical attention, you are then put under the care of medical professionals whom you entrust to take care of your needs. You should not be expected to do much of anything except try and heal from whatever affliction you may be battling while the medical practitioners around you do their jobs.
Should a medical practitioner who is supposed to be treating you fail to serve in accordance to a certain standard of care then they can be held liable to a case of medical malpractice.
According to the information given through the website of Wilson & McQueen, PLLC, personal injury is the legal term used in order to describe any injury that has been dealt upon a person through an act of negligence, either willfully or ignorantly made. This injury can be in a physical, emotional, or mental form – such as through disorders like post-traumatic stress disorder or something of the like.
According to the website of Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, medical malpractice fits the that bill, which is why it falls as a subset of this particular branch of the law. It is also often one of the more complicated cases since the lawyers who handle these kinds of cases must not also have excellent knowledge of legal terminologies regarding these circumstances but must also argue competently with medical jargon in order to properly represent their clients’ case.
Sometimes, these procedures can take a long time and have many stressful complications that you, as a patient or the representative of the patient, don’t want to deal with. If you are suffering with a malady and were improperly treated, your sole responsibility to try and heal and recover while those who can care for you then take care of these matters for you.