You Deserve a High Level of Care
You deserve the highest level of care available. All doctors, hospitals, and other institutions should be held to this standard and should not be allowed to provide less. Sometimes, doctors fall short of the standard because they are poorly trained, tired, or do not dedicate the time necessary to notice critical factors.
Other times, poor care may be due to the healthcare provider’s culture, which prioritizes cost savings over quality of care. Many healthcare facilities emphasize cost-cutting, such as optimizing the number of patients a doctor sees, rather than the time he or she spends with each patient. It may also mean delegating more care to less qualified medical personnel, such as interns, physician’s assistants, or nurses.
No matter who is to blame, holding doctors and hospitals responsible for their mistakes may do more than compensate you for your injury; it may prevent others from having to suffer as you have suffered.