Studies Show Hospitals Profit from Surgical Errors

Posted By Power Rogers & Smith, P.C. || 7-May-2013

There have been articles released citing various stories that show some hospitals actually make more profit when they make surgical errors. While it is not suggested that hospitals purposely make mistakes, there are some systems of payment that allow hospitals to receive more money from insurers if a patient has a longer stay and requires more care.

Preventable complications during surgery are difficult to deal with and knowing that the negligent hospital is profiting from your pain is a daunting thought. It is important to take legal action in order to inspire change in the way hospitals are paid by insurance companies, especially if the care was below standard. If the system were to be fixed, it could help cut down on surgical errors. The longer it goes unchanged, however, the less incentive there is for hospitals to improve their operations.

One of the scariest parts of the recent studies shows that hospitals actually stand to possibly lose money if they take better care of their patients. This is because the patient will be released sooner and the cost of care goes down, resulting in less payment from the insurer.

Monetary gain should not be an incentive when it comes to someone’s health. If you suffered from surgical complications in a hospital, you may have the right to pursue compensation. At Power Rogers & Smith, P.C., we have helped our clients achieve countless success in a wide range of cases, including those involving medical malpractice. We know that a subpar standard of care should not be tolerated. By taking action, we aim to not only help you obtain the compensation you need, but we also hope to change the way hospitals operate and the way they are paid. Call us today if you’ve been injured due to medical malpractice.

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