When we began our blogging on a daily basis three-and-a-half years ago on March 5, 2011, we had no particular goal in mind as to how many consecutive daily blogs we would post. In fact, we were concerned that we would soon run out of relevant medical malpractice topics that we could blog about and that our readers would be interested in.
When we reached 100 consecutive daily blog postings, we found that there was still much helpful information that we could provide to our readers so we decided to see if we could reach 200 consecutive daily blogs, despite the necessary daily investment of hours in researching blog topics and writing each blog posting.
At 200 daily blogs, we were determined to push the envelope, resetting our goal to 350. As we surpassed 350 daily blogs, we were convinced that there was important current medical malpractice information that would be of interest to our readers on a daily basis – our goal was redefined to 500, then 750, and finally 1,000. At 1,000 consecutive daily blogs, we had no reason stop blogging because interesting, relevant information was available for our readers every day.
Today, we celebrate our 1,300 consecutive daily blog posting. From the feedback we have received over the years, we are proud to know that our timely topics have assisted medical malpractice victims throughout the United States at their time of need for information and assistance. We have been able to assist many malpractice victims throughout the United States connect with local medical malpractice lawyers in their state in order to have their medical malpractice questions answered. Where appropriate, these medical malpractice lawyers investigated the medical malpractice claims and represented the victims in medical malpractice cases, seeking fairness and justice for those who suffered serious and permanent injuries as a result of medical negligence.
Our blog topics have run the range from reporting recent medical malpractice verdicts throughout the United States, to reporting on physicians and other health care providers whose egregious conduct led to disciplinary actions by their respective state boards, and the misguided, mean-spirited, unfair, unjust, and unnecessary medical malpractice tort reform efforts in various states that have harmed innocent victims of medical malpractice and benefited medical malpractice wrongdoers, who may continue to negligently injure their patients.
We continue to be amazed at the unlimited ways that negligent health care providers may injure their patients: from failing to order necessary medical testing that would have diagnosed a deadly medical condition sooner, when it was treatable and curable, to surgeons who operate on the wrong body part or sever vessels or damage organs due to their breach of the standard of care in performing procedures.
We continue to be outraged by incompetent physicians and other health care providers who leave in their wake devastated medical malpractice victims but are allowed to continue harming their patients because of the ridiculous delay in investigating, disciplining, and removing them from contact with patients, including physicians suspected of abusing drugs and alcohol and physicians who prescribe dangerous narcotics and other controlled substances in unlimited quantities to anyone who walks into their office with money in hand.
We readily acknowledge that the vast majority of physicians and other health care providers in the United States are competent, well-trained, and strive to provide care that meets and exceeds the standard of care. But just like the over-the-road professional truck driver who never received a traffic ticket and never was involved in a traffic accident but on one occasion, when driving his 18-wheeler on a two-lane, two-way road separated by solid double yellow lines, takes his eyes off the road ahead for merely a moment while he reaches for his cellphone that fell to the floor of his cab, which leads to his truck unintentionally crossing the yellow lines and results in a catastrophic collision with a minivan in the oncoming lane of traffic, all physicians and all other health care providers must be held fully accountable for their medical negligence that unintentionally harms their patients, no matter how long they have practiced medicine without incident.
We must never lose sight of the fact that when negligent physicians are provided financial protection by ill-conceived tort reform laws that limit the amount for which they will be held responsible for the actual harms caused by their medical negligence, their innocent victims are unfairly and unjustly left uncompensated for their actual losses.
Who pays for the inherent imbalance created by medical malpractice tort reforms that place the financial interests of negligent doctors over the rights of innocent victims of their medical negligence to be fully compensated for the losses they suffered? The answer: the innocent victims and their families who must endure the uncompensated financial burdens, and the rest of us who pay when our tax dollars are used for continuing medical treatment through Medicare or Medicaid in many cases.
If you or a loved one may have been injured (or worse) due to medical malpractice in the United States, you should promptly seek the advice of a local medical malpractice lawyer in your state who may answer your medical malpractice questions, investigate your medical malpractice claim, and represent you in a medical malpractice case, if appropriate.
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