Doctors Unwilling to Recommend their Profession in Maryland and Nationwide, Study Says

Sadly, medical malpractice causes countless injuries in Maryland and across the United States every year. If you or a person you love has been injured due to the negligence of a medical professional, you should consult a diligent Baltimore medical malpractice attorney who can help. Medical malpractice cases are incredibly complex but you can trust that we will help you obtain the answers you need following a medical mistake

Seven out of 10 doctors are not willing to recommend their chosen profession to their children or other family members, according to a nationwide Future of Healthcare Survey of over 3,400 doctors released by The Doctors Company. Respondents included primary care physicians, surgical specialists, inpatient medical specialists and diagnosticians.

Respondents cited electronic health records (EHRs) and value-based care as key reasons for their viewpoint. Specifically, fifty-four percent said they believe EHRs have negatively impacted the doctor-patient relationship, and 61 percent said they believe EHRs negative affect efficiency and productivity. In addition, 49 percent said they believe value0based care and reimbursed will negatively impact patient care.

Medical Malpractice in Maryland

It is no surprise that doctors care about delivering high quality medical care to patients. Not only does substandard care lead to poor results, it can also result in a medical malpractice lawsuit. Medical malpractice refers to negligence by a medical professional such as a doctor or nurse, and can happen inside a hospital, clinic or other healthcare facility. In medical malpractice cases, negligence on the part of a medical professional takes place when that medical professional fails to adhere to the level of care and caution that a reasonably prudent medical professional in the same specialty would have used while treating the same condition.

It is important to note that medical malpractice does no occur every time there is poor outcome from medical treatment. Rather, medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional provides substandard care and that substandard care is a direct cause of the patient’s harm.

Damages in Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Several different factors can affect the value of a medical malpractice case so there is no magic formula that can be used across the board. However, the specific nature and extent of harm suffered can dictate the damages (i.e., compensation) you may be entitled to. Generally, the victim of medical malpractice will be able to recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, disability and even wrongful death. The question of damages will typically be decided by a jury.

Hiring a Seasoned Baltimore Medical Malpractice Attorney

 Medical malpractice can lead to serious, even lethal injuries. If you or someone close to you has been harmed by a medical professional’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. At Arfaa Law Group, our Baltimore medical malpractice attorneys treat each and every client with the dignity and respect they deserve. Do not delay in reaching out to us as time is of the essence in Maryland medical malpractice claims. For more information about your legal rights and options, please call 410-889-1850 or contact us online.

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