In our last couple of articles, we spoke of insurance fraud. Sometimes these situations can include cases of medical malpractice. Today we will go into more detail with what can go wrong in medicine. Specifically, how private investigators can help prevent issues that may arise, or bring them to light. This can allow us to take action that would protect us from overcharging or abuse from negligent medical practice.
Something like this could happen to any one of us. For instance, you might go in for a fairly simple and regular procedure only for it to turn into an infection. Something provable and due to negligence. This serious mistake could lead you to serious financial issues, between leaving you out of work and further medical procedures that may need to take place because of said negligence.
This type of medical malpractice can take many forms and can seriously impact people’s lives. Hence why private investigators are often brought in. They can help mitigate the consequences of cases like these or help a victim of said malpractice acquire compensation.
Forms of medical malpractice
Before we go into how we can protect ourselves from medical malpractice we need to understand it. Below is a list of the most common forms it can take:
- Surgery or hospitalization reulsting in infection or treatment failures
- Misdiagnosis or iatrogenesis leading to a patient’s death
- Medical errors that reulst in injury or disability
- Insurance fraud and other illegal billing procedures
- Rejecting care to a patient because of financial insecurity
- Negligence by providing improper care or outright refusal to provide care
- Negligent perscription which can lead to addiction or contact with other substances
Medical malpractice can have a severe negative impact on a patient at any stage of their treatment or processing. Private investigators can uncover a potential medical error and dig deeper to find the specific type of malpractice.
There are cases in which medical malpractice can be more severe than this and a more sinister nature. For instance when considering potentially abusive practices or provable malign motivation. This kind of behaviour, however, is beyond medical malpractice. They would be considered crimes.
How private investigators can help with medical malpractice
Preparing a malpractice lawsuit against an affluent doctor or hospital system is an intimidating and daunting prospect. Individuals and hospitals keep legal teams just in case a situation like this might arise.
This leaves people with little choice. A private investigator is usually the best option here before comitting to a lawsuit of this kind. Medical malpractice investigators specialize in bringing facts to light and proving their legitimacy in the medical industry.
Besides the impact medical malpractice can have on an individual, it is also something that affects a large proportion of the population. In the US, for example, medical negligence is the 3rd leading cause of death. And misdiagnosis accounts for tens of thousands of deaths every year. It is a serious issue that needs to be taken with care.
If you find yourself in need of a licensed private investigator and their particular set of skills, please feel free to contact us. This link will get you in contact with one of our team members.