Professional malpractice typically refers to negligence by a professional and it has been applied to many professions such as engineers, art experts, social workers, and pilots. However, it’s most common application is with healthcare providers such as doctors, nurses, surgeons, etc. A lawsuit involving a single patient and a single healthcare provider may have a narrow impact on society, meaning it may only have consequential value to the parties involved. The litigation process will determine how an injured patient will be compensated but medical malpractice attorneys have also found that the outcome of a lawsuit may mold how the profession will engage in its practice.
Broad Impact of Medical Malpractice Cases
Consider the case of medical professionals. How courts in a particular jurisdiction rule on different matters of liability and standards of care will undoubtedly affect how other doctors and nurses act in similar situations. Situations such as communicating with patients regarding treatment and procedures, undertaking surgery and diagnosis, avoiding negligence and malpractice liability, and safeguarding patients from clearly foreseeable injury and even more remote potential outcomes all will be molded by how courts have ruled in previous cases. When other doctors or nurses are found liable for medical negligence, lawyers believe that this does not merely deter those individuals from acting in a particular way. Medical malpractice attorneys believe that the profession as a whole, both within and outside of that jurisdiction, will alter the ways in which they practice. When patients are hurt due to alleged negligence or malpractice, a courts ruling sends a message to the community as a whole that certain behavior and activity will not be tolerated.
Medical Malpractice Attorneys in New Jersey and Philadelphia
If you or a family member have recently been the victim of medical negligence, it is possible that you would like to speak with our professionals. Please contact the Mininno Law Office for a free case evaluation, or call for a free consultation at (856) 833-0600 in New Jersey, or (215) 567-2380 in Philadelphia.