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Why Medical Malpractice Happens

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Here are the reasons Medical Malpractice happens in the United States and in New Mexico. The reason you need to know this is in order to make smarter decisions when it comes to preventing medical malpractice and to help provide justice if you choose to do so in order for medical malpractice to not happen to more people.

Medical malpractice is often the result of a convergence of factors.  First, there is malpractice at the individual provider level. The reasons for negligence in medical malpractice at this level are vast, but include factors such as overworked physicians and staff, inexperience, and failing to recognize the need for a referral to a more qualified physician. Physicians that are qualified to do the job can go a long way in preventing medical malpractice.

But the individual factors aside, a larger, systematic problem exists that pushes individual providers to commit medical errors. According to the Institute of Medicine, the pervasive problem of medical errors in United States healthcare is not bad people working in the field – it is that good people are working in bad systems. This takes a toll on the industry as time goes on. Most errors cannot simply be resolved at the individual healthcare provider level and part of a larger, systemic problem. Since this is the case, Medical Malpractice is common at the individual provider level.

Now that you know why medical malpractice happens you are in a better position to deal with its effect and prevention. A medical malpractice attorney can help you decide what steps to take next. Retaining an attorney is an important step toward receiving help and getting justice if you have been wronged. Reputable medical malpractice attorneys work very hard to keep the medical industry from getting away with wrongdoing that is very common today. Davis Kelin Law Firm is here for your medical malpractice needs. We will be able to work with you to take on your case and fight for you.

Davis Kelin Law Firm is a personal injury attorney in Albuquerque, NM. We specialize in medical malpractice, wrongful death, nursing home abuse, car accidents injuries and much more. We can be reached Monday-Friday at (505) 242-7200.

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