CLEVELAND — Medical negligence is a difficult subject, but everyone must realize that sometimes mistakes are made. And those mistakes can change lives in catastrophic and unfortunate ways.
The Eisen Law Firm says, medical errors and negligence cause more
than 400,000 hospital deaths every year in this country. A Johns Hopkins study claims more than 250,000 Americans die every year as a result of medical errors.
According to The Eisen Law Firm, medical malpractice includes a wide array of legal issues. Health care providers are required to practice a strict standard of care when dealing with patients. If that standard of care is breached, "the victim may be able to recover damages for injuries caused by such negligence."
The COVID-19 pandemic has put a significant strain on health care professionals, and the medical care system. Many of those professionals are experiencing exhaustion and burnout. Because of that, many patients and their families haven't been happy about care they've gotten, so they're reaching out to attorneys in record numbers.
"During the pandemic, especially now, I'm getting a lot of calls about people who aren't being kept up-to-date with their loved ones' medical care and treatment," says Brian Eisen, medical malpractice attorney. "That stinks, it shouldn't happen, it's bad practice -- it's not a malpractice case unless, as a result, somebody is significantly injured."
So how can you make sure you're your own best advocate so that malpractice doesn't happen to you?
On this episode of "Health Yeah! With Monica Robins," we hear from Cleveland Medical Malpractice Attorney Brian Eisen, of the Eisen Law Firm. He answers questions and explains the complexities of the law and when it applies to certain situations.
EDITOR'S NOTE: The video in the player below is from a previous, unrelated story.