There are many heralds who proclaim the greatness of the revolutionary equipment and medication that have come into fruition of the modern day. There have been sicknesses that have been completely eradicated and, should new ones arise, science has allowed for humankind to treat such maladies quickly and efficiently in such a way that was impossible only fifty years ago.
Paradoxically enough, the more man understands science and its nature – the more there is they find out that they do not know. Medicine and science are ever expanding fields. Methods become obsolete and new ones are introduced every single day. That is why going into the profession requires dedication, talent, and skill due to the responsibility that their title holds. Should there be any sort of misdemeanor or negligence, there are very severe consequences that can make the patient suffer to which the medical practitioner must then answer for.
Any act of negligence – either willfully or ignorantly made – by a medical practitioner towards a patient falls under a subset of personal injury called medical malpractice, according to the website of Crowe & Mulvey, LLP. After all, it is one of the most traumatizing cases involving personal injury. Imagine that you have put your trust and life in the hands of someone who was supposed to take care of you – and then didn’t, and even made the pain and suffering worse. A lot of cases involving medical malpractice involve lifelong consequences, including permanent disability, spinal cord or brain injury, or birth defects. In 1 out of 25 cases of medical malpractice in some states, the wronged patient even dies as a result of wrongful death.
Take the case of the da Vinci Robot, for example. There have been studies and claims that have cited this supposedly revolutionary piece of medical technology as defective to the point that it can cause excessive bleeding, among other things – including, possibly, death.
These scenarios are very real and even modern science hasn’t quite invented a way to fix something as permanent as spinal cord injury – or bringing someone back from the dead. These are matters that need to be taken seriously and this can only be done if the person who has suffered under the wrong knife seeks justice and recompense for the wrong done to them.