By: Darrell Castle
When you sue a doctor for medical malpractice, you aren’t taking all of his money. You aren’t destroying his life.
Just like drivers in Tennessee are required to carry drivers’ insurance, doctors are required to carry some kind of medical malpractice insurance. This not only protects the doctors, but it protects the patient too.
We are all human and we are all subject to human error but when a doctor makes a mistake it might not be a small one. Doctors have our lives in their hands every time they treat us. They are as I said subject to human error but the question becomes who pays for their human errors? When the mother delivers an oxygen deprived baby, who pays for its lifetime of care? When a man goes to an emergency room with the classic symptoms of a heart attack but is sent home without cardiac tests and then dies, who compensates his widow for the loss of her husband and his children their father?
Doctors should be held accountable for the damage caused by their “human errors.” Sometimes a medical negligence lawsuit is necessary to hold them accountable.
The costs of the case, if successful, including legal fees and other such expenses as well as the award to their victim will normally be covered by the doctors’ medical malpractice insurance.
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