Proponents of medical malpractice award caps in Kentucky, and across the country, often cite rising healthcare costs as evidence that medical malpractice damages need to be controlled. However, a new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have found that false. Instead, the researchers found that medical malpractice payouts only account for a small fraction of the nation’s healthcare costs.
Don’t Let High Healthcare Costs Stop You from Filing a Medical Malpractice Wrongful Death Case
Whether you read in the news that medical malpractice costs lead to high healthcare costs, or you were told something similar by a well-meaning friend, it is important to consider the results of the Johns Hopkins study and to know that you alone will not cause healthcare costs to rise. Instead, you have an obligation to your loved one to see that justice is done, and to your family to see that the appropriate damages are collected for the wrongful death you are all mourning.
Your loved one deserved to receive a reasonable standard of care from the doctor who was treating him. He didn’t deserve to die, and you and your family do not deserve to be grieving. While a wrongful death medical malpractice claim will not bring back your loved one, it could help your family maintain your standard of living, and it could help prevent significant financial problems.
Get the Help You Deserve from a Louisville Medical Malpractice Lawyer
If your loved one has been killed because of a medical error, then we encourage you to contact an experienced Louisville medical malpractice attorney today at 800.634.8767 or 502.210.8942 for a FREE consultation about your rights and possible recovery.