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Medical malpractice: Make doctors pay the price for a fatality

Losing a loved one is difficult not only because of the emotional trauma, but also because you're left with many things to do. You must arrange a funeral, pay debts off, pay for medical expenses, host family members, and deal with losing your family member's wages. What's worse than losing someone you love is knowing that his or her death could have been prevented.

Sometimes, accidents or malpractice result in death. For instance, if a surgeon miscalculates the amount of blood a patient is losing, the patient could go into shock and cardiac arrest without the right transfusion. If a surgeon leaves a tool inside a patient, that tool could force itself back out of the body or move around, causing damage that may not be repairable.

It's important that negligent medical professionals are held accountable for their actions. Failing to diagnose a serious disease before it's too late to treat it literally sentences a person to death, while filing the wrong prescription can lead to side effects and overdoses a patient's body can't handle. Doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and others in the medical field are trained to know how to treat you and are expected to with care; when they don't treat you with respect or the knowledge they should, they need to pay the price for their errors.

Our website has more information on medical malpractice and other medical errors, so you can read more about how medical mistakes influence patients and their families. You've already had to deal with extreme loss in your life, so it's important to make sure the people responsible face the justice they deserve.

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