Dallas, Texas (WiredPRNews.com) It is interesting to see that in a recent survey, Americans ranked doctors as “most trustworthy” on the occupations scale (up there with clergymen, firefighters, and paramedics.) Unsurprisingly, politicians and car salesmen ranked in the bottom five. If you happen to be a sociologist, you can’t help but question why doctors are regarded with such high esteem.
Perhaps it is due to years of education and experience, their reputation for saving lives, or simply a traditional regard for doctors as being selfless heroes. It seems, however, that many doctors in America can be the biggest “car salesmen” one can run into; yet unlike the dangers of being cheated by a car salesman, if a doctor sells you a “lemon”, the costs are as dire as one’s health and possibly a loss of life.
Indeed, the stark reality is that malpractice related deaths rank as the number eight killer in America (even higher than traffic accidents). In ominous times of medical need, what choice would one have than to place one’s full faith and trust in the hands of a doctor? To be sure, doctors are human beings too, and just like police officers, salesmen, and lawyers: you have the good and the bad. What is interesting, however, is that there have been more malpractice reports in hospitals governed by the Veterans Health Administration (VA).
One answer as to why Veteran’s hospitals are so riddled with medical error is that the government does not require VA governed medical facilities to purchase Malpractice Insurance. The government simply picks up the tab for compensating patients and their families in incidents of malpractice. VA hospitals are also notorious for poor sanitation, careless staff members, and other problems.
It is apparent that a solution for these government overseen institutions, more accountability and oversight on the part of the Veteran’s Health Administration is needed if there is to be any change.
If you have been affected by medical malpractice in Veteran’s Hospital, it is imperative that you contact Amy K. Witherite, a leading Dallas personal injury lawyer. Ms. Witherite has won many Veteran’s Administration Medical Malpractice cases and will work hard in your behalf to win the compensation you and your family deserves.
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