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Doctors Take an Oath to Do No Harm, but as They Rarely Disclose Medical Malpractice, How Would You Know?

By Lipton Law on October 11, 2012 - No comments

Royal Oak Medical Malpractice StudyMost everyone knows that a doctor takes an oath to “do no harm”. Implicit in that oath one would think that the obligations of the medical profession require that the doctor inform the patient, or his/her family, of any negligence resulting in injury or death to the patient. In reality, in only a very small percentage of cases do doctors admit their medical malpractice.

In a 2006 survey, conducted by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), it was discovered that many doctors would not disclose a medical error causing injury or death to their patients/next of kin. Surgeons were more likely not to disclose errors made on the operating table than other medical practitioners.

In other words, if you or a loved one has been injured while seeking medical treatment or you have lost a loved one in the care of a doctor, medical malpractice may be at the root of the tragedy. Relying on the doctor to answer your questions regarding the cause of the injury or death, may be futile. If you suspect medical negligence, you may want to contact a skilled lawyer with experience handling these types of cases.

The knowledgeable and compassionate Royal Oak medical malpractice lawyers at Lipton Law can help you get the answers you need so that you can seek compensation from negligent parties. Call us at (248) 557-1688 for a free consultation.