What’s the ‘July Effect’? Avoiding Medical Malpractice

If you visit a hospital for care this month, you should take note of the ‘July Effect’, a phenomenon that can lead to medical malpractice.Surgeon operating an uncounscious patient in an operating theater in a hospital

Because new graduates start their medical rotations in July, each year, around 100,000 doctors in training in the U.S. take on new responsibilities. Unfortunately, this can lead to the ‘July Effect’ or a drop in medical care quality due to doctor inexperience.

Statistics point out that medical errors actually increase during July. According to the Journal of General Internal Medicine, which examined medical errors from 1979 to 2006 at US hospitals, mistakes increased during July at some facilities by as much as 10 percent in July.

While it is important for new doctors to gain experience, it should not come at the expense of your health. If you have concerns about the person treating you, you can always request a new doctor, or speak to him or her about education and experience.

Medical Malpractice: We Will Fight for You if You Have Been Harmed

If you have been victimized by medical malpractice, which can include drug errors, botched surgery or misdiagnosis, speak to our Macon injury attorneys about pursuing litigation.

Our firm has seen the unfortunate results of medical malpractice, and we fight vigilantly for clients. Substandard medical care is not acceptable and our attorneys refuse to let neglectful healthcare providers continue to harm patients.

We fight for our clients to receive the most compensation possible through settlements or verdicts—when a medical provider harms you, you may be able help alleviate concerns that mistakes will be made on other patients by pursuing litigation.

Our Macon medical malpractice attorneys have obtained substantial results for clients. In one case involving a fatal botched allergy shot, our lawyers’ actions helped change state laws involving how doctors needed to be present during treatment.

If you want to make sure that you receive the most money possible following a medical malpractice event, call us at 1-888-WE FIGHT.

McArthur Law FirmMacon, GA Personal Injury Attorneys

Source: http://thechart.blogs.cnn.com/2011/06/22/why-you-should-never-go-to-the-hospital-in-july/



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