Our Kansas City medical malpractice lawyers appreciate your concern about the high cost of health care, even in the face of a personal medical malpractice injury. However, we want you to know that there may be little evidence to support the claim that medical malpractice is a significant reason for the currently high costs of health care.
A consumer group called Public Citizen recently found that 2011 medical malpractice payments were at a record low after falling for eight consecutive years. Yet, the costs of health care continue to rise.
As a patient who was injured by a medical error, you have the right to protect yourself and your family. You have the right to seek compensation for your medical expenses, out-of-pocket costs, lost income, pain, suffering and other damages. It is not your responsibility to lower health care costs, nor is there any evidence that failing to file a medical malpractice lawsuit would lower the cost of medical care.
Do You Think You May Have A Medical Malpractice Claim?
If you believe you may have a medical malpractice claim you need to speak with an experienced medical malpractice attorney. Please contact us online or call our Kansas City office directly at 816.471.5111 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.You can also download our FREE book on medical malpractice.