There are a large number of medical malpractice myths out there that are completely false. Unfortunately, these false notions won't be stopped until people understand the facts. The medical malpractice attorneys at Lipkin & Apter believe that it's vital for individuals to have a factual understanding of medical malpractice in order to dispel the myths associated with it.
MYTH: Most of these lawsuits are filed by poor patients
FACT: This is a simple misconception and stereotyping of the types of patients that seek out legal assistance regarding the medical malpractice that they've experienced. Medical negligence can affect anyone, rich or poor.
MYTH: Most medical malpractice lawsuits are frivolous
FACT: This is completely untrue. In fact, a vast majority of medical malpractice lawsuits pertain to individuals who have been severely injured or have lost their lives at the hands of a negligent medical professional.
MYTH: Greedy lawyers are behind most medical malpractice lawsuits
FACT: The attorneys at Lipkin & Apter refuse to take just any case. In fact, we are very selective of the types of cases and clients that we represent. Rather than representing clients for personal or financial gains, we work diligently to help them receive well-deserved compensation and benefits for their injuries.
MYTH: There are way too many lawsuits going around regarding medical malpractice
FACT: The reality is that medical malpractice lawsuits are actually declining in our society. Despite this, certain states are going so far as to impose statutes that limit the amount of compensation that an injured person can be rewarded for a claim. In Illinois, there are no such limitations relating to the amount that a medical malpractice victim can receive in compensatory damages.
If you've been injured as the result of medical malpractice, then you deserve compensation; it's plain and simple. If you have any questions regarding any of the stigmas associated with medical malpractice claims, or think you may have a case, please contact our experienced attorneys today.