As humans, we are all endowed with “certain unalienable rights,” as stated in our Nation’s Decleration of Independence. As patients, we are also endowed with patient rights. Infringement upon these rights often takes place in the form of medical malpractice. As patients, we must play an active role in our medical care, and do all within our scope of power to prevent medical malpractice from occurring.
Medical Malpractice Lawyers Uphold Patient Rights
The Joint Commission, an entity that provides accredation and certification for health care programs and organizations in the United States, distributes a pamphlet outlining patient rights. If you ever wondered to what, as a patient, you were entitled, the list below will be of great help.
- You have the right to be informed about the
care you will receive.
- You have the right to get information about
your care in your language.
- You have the right to make decisions about
your care, including refusing care.
- You have the right to know the names of the
caregivers who treat you.
- You have the right to safe care.
- You have the right to have your pain treated.
- You have the right to know when something
goes wrong with your care.
- You have the right to get an up-to-date list of
all of your current medicines.
- You have the right to be listened to.
- You have the right to be treated with courtesy
Do not let a negligent medical provider get away with harms caused by medical malpractice. While most doctors are hard working and dedicated to providing safe, effective healthcare, others favor corner cutting to save time and money, regardless of the consequences to the patient. Your rights as a patient are of utmost importance, and you should know what those are when being treated.
Medical Malpractice Lawyers in New Jersey and Philadelphia
If you or a loved one find that any of your aforementioned rights have been compromised, contact the Mininno Law Office for a free case evaluation. You may also call for a free consultation at (856) 833-0600 in New Jersey, or (215) 567-2380 in Philadelphia.
Medical malpractice lawyers at the Mininno Law Office are experienced in and dedicated to fighting for those victimized by medical negligence. Let our team earn you the full and fair compensation that you need and deserve.