Medical mistakes are the cause of approximately 225,000 deaths and 1.5 million injuries in the U.S. Many of these medical errors might have been prevented with improved communication between patients and medical professionals. Sometimes when people are communicating with their doctor, they feel too intimidated to ask questions, or they might feel rushed. However, consumers should understand that they are not completely powerless when dealing with doctors and other medical professionals.
Here are ten tips for patients to help promote safety when dealing with healthcare professionals:
Clear communication between patients and their doctors can be a vital element in avoiding medical mistakes. Improving the relationship between patients and their doctors can play an important role in reducing medical malpractice according to the National Academies. Taking a proactive approach and not being intimidated by health professionals are your most effective weapons in the fight to prevent medical errors.
If you or a loved one has been injured or died due to medical error, contact us at 419-241-5500 or email us. We are eager to discuss your case with you. We, at Lafferty, Gallagher & Scott, LLC, have helped thousands of Ohioans get the compensation they deserve with our 40+ years of experience helping injured victims in Ohio achieve great results.
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