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.