Prevention is Better than a Cure
by Chrysalis De Vera in Health News on Jul 31, 2012
It is always better to prevent something rather than feeling sorry about not thinking about what could have happened in the first place. On that note, medical insurance is something everyone should consider having, simply because it will be extremely useful in case of an accident or injury.
In the situations in which this type of insurance is not present, things can get complicated in a short amount of time. When being abroad for example, in case of illness a medical insurance will enable the patient to be entitled to treatment without having to pay a large amount of money.
When it comes to medical negligence, the situation may be slightly different. Of course, insurance will bring a series of benefits such as reduced costs and the patient will be covered instead of being exposed to further complications. However, people tend to argue upon whether or not being medically insured reduces the chances of negligence. Taking care of a patient who has undergone surgery or any type of intervention is just as important as the first step. When this is not properly done, the consequences may be extreme, in some cases leading to the death of the person.
When it comes to adults, detecting negligence is easier because they are able to determine if the hospital conditions and manner in which he is treated matches the standards. If there is something which is not appropriate, an adult is able to talk to lawyers in order to solve the problem.
On the other hand, children cannot do the same. They are more vulnerable to begin with, therefore giving them a misleading treatment is easier to do. A child might not be able to tell if the way he is treated by the doctor matches what his parents are told. And when he realizes and tells them something is not right, it might be too late. Hence, in the case of child injuries it is especially important to keep well aware of the situation in order to avoid any form of medical negligence.
Solicitors and lawyers play an important part in the entire process because they are entitled to investigate and find out as many details as possible in order to conclude whether medical negligence has occurred. If the answer to this question is positive, legal action must be taken and a claim has to be put forward. Bolt Burdon Kemp offers assistance and advice with regard to such situations.