When being treated by a healthcare professional, individuals expect a certain standard of care and trust. Unfortunately, sometimes, by accident, or through negligence, bad things can occur to the patient. Patients have a right for compensation and malpractice cases arise. Legal teams utilize Legal Nurse Consultants within their team to better address malpractice. They serve an important function in testimony and investigation.
The article, “What to Do If You Think You’re a Victim of Medical Negligence” by Jessica Coates looks closer at the conditions for malpractice. She states,
“Most people hope or expect to receive quality healthcare when they are ill or injured. Unfortunately, accidents do happen from time to time and sometimes they are a result of negligence from medical practitioners. A nurse, doctor, or even orderly can make a mistake that may cause a patient to become injured or ill. In some cases, complications from, say, a botched operation, may lead to permanent health damage or even the death of the patient. If you or someone you loved has become ill, injured, or even died as a result of what you think is a case of medical ineptitude, then you should file a medical malpractice lawsuit as soon as possible”
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Please also review AIHCP’s Legal Nurse Consultant Program and see if it meets your academic and professional goals. The program is online and independent study and open to qualified professionals seeking a four year certification in Legal Nurse Consulting.