Medical Malpractice – Glamorized on TV?

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It’s 2015 and if you haven’t watched a show about doctors you may be living under the proverbial rock! From ER to Grey’s Anatomy and everything in between, medical dramas are fan favorites.

TV Shows Vs. The Real World

On one hand the dramas provide a good understanding that doctors are in fact real human beings.  I believe many of us fail to remember that medical professionals are flawed, regular humans just like the rest of us – and from time to time, they do make mistakes.

We also see writers and performers justify blatant acts of medical malpractice. It is important to remember that similar scenarios we see being played out on the television screen can happen in real world hospitals and medical facilities across the country. Leaving utensils in patients, performing botched or mistaken surgeries and general carelessness may be rewarded on the big screen – But in the courtroom, the penalties can be unwavering.

As a society, do we understand what Medical Malpractice is?

As a patient you trust your health, and in many cases your life to a trained expert and expect honest and professional care. Unfortunately, time and again the standard of care is not met and patients are injured. Over the last four decades I have handled a vast spectrum of medical malpractice cases.  Some medical malpractice cases are clear cut whereby the physician’s mistakes are grossly apparent.  Other medical malpractice cases are not readily apparent because physicians and hospitals hide the wrongdoing.  In cases such as these, my team will look under every rock to prove medical malpractice did occur and to ensure you or your family is compensated.

As a medical malpractice attorney in Ohio, it is my job and my passion to help you or your loved one gain justice. Proving that malpractice occurred and gaining fair compensation for my clients is exactly why I do what I do. While medical professionals may be rewarded for wrongdoings and carelessness on the entertainment front, in the real world they need to be held accountable for their actions and their mistakes.

As your Ohio medical malpractice lawyer, I’ll be there for you, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®
 
Author: Tim Misny | For over four decades, personal injury lawyer Tim Misny has represented the injured victim in birth injury, medical malpractice, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases, serving “ClevelandAkron/CantonColumbusDayton and neighboring communities.” You can reach Tim by email at misnylaw.com/ask-tim-a-question/ or call at 1 (877) 944-4373.
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Medical Malpractice – Glamorized on TV?
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Medical malpractice occurs thousands of times every year. Sadly, in many cases patients are terribly injured and they are not aware a medical mistake occurred. You may wonder how could this be? The fact is physicians, hospitals and other medical practitioners are skillful at covering up their mistakes. "Nothing could be done" rings painfully in my ears because I know the truth. Real life injury should never be minimized by what is demonstrated on TV. Spend 1 day in a hospital with a victim of medical malpractice and it will forever change the way you look at medical mistakes.
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