The proliferation of medical malpractice and misdiagnosis is alarming (as will be discussed later on this page). Patients who are seeking quality, professional help for their medical issues are far too frequently misdiagnosed receive inadequate and even improper treatment. We are fortunate to have quality medical professionals and facilities in Boise but mistakes can happen. While the medical community is prepared to deal with these errors and omissions through extensive insurance and legal representation, often Boise area patients don’t understand their rights or how to proceed to get justice when legitimate medical malpractice occurs. Some may have even been made a financial offer from an insurer in an effort to stop an injured party from seeking legal counsel.
If you feel you have been physically or financially harmed through the negligence or malpractice of a medical professional or a medical facility in Idaho, we encourage you to contact us at Litster Frost Injury Lawyers. We are a team of Boise-based lawyers specializing in injury cases, including medical malpractice throughout Idaho. We assist area residents just like you who have suffered on a variety of levels. We have the knowledge and resources to pursue justice and compensation for your case.
The Problem of Medical Malpractice and Misdiagnosis
The Journal of the American Medical Association places medical malpractice as the third leading cause of death in the nation, following only heart disease and cancer. This is astounding, especially considering patients trust the medical community to resolve their medical problems, not make them worse. Medical malpractice and misdiagnosis problems don’t always lead to death, however. They can also lead to unnecessary pain and suffering. A failure to diagnose, a misdiagnosis or malpractice can result in lost time from work or even the ability to be gainfully employed. It can lead to additional medical procedures creating further pain and potential financial loss. If medical negligence has had a negative impact on your health or on the health of someone in your family, you are far from being alone. It is important, however, you get the legal help you deserve. It can start with determining the responsible party in your particular case.