A new study has come out via the Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research group that shows that poor people are less likely to sue than those of higher income. Dr. Ramon Jimenez, who authored the study, indicates that there is a stereotype that can result in inappropriate treatment and even negligence in some cases.
The study is based on the analysis Dr. Jimenez had gathered from litigation rates and medical malpractice claims. Once the data is gathered, he had performed a comparison between the lower income/poor patients and the other group of patients.
Jimenez points out that “In addition, improving education and training for the delivery of culturally competent care, and empowering patients to play more meaningful roles in their health care decisions are proven strategies that can positively impact health disparities, the quality of medical care, physician satisfaction and the incidence of medical malpractice litigation."
At Snyder and Snyder, a team of medical malpractice lawyers in Maryland, we often deal with victims who are reluctant to file against doctors and hospitals alike, because many people are unaware their legal right. Regardless of your income status, you deserve to fight for your rights and take legal action to compensate for your suffering and losses. Keep in mind, the doctors, the hospitals, and their insurance companies often have legal help to downplay their negligence and that's why you need to have a team of experienced medical malpractice attorneys to be on your side. Take the first step by contacting us for your free consultation.
More Information of the recent study: http://health.msn.com/health-topics/poor-patients-less-likely-to-sue-doctors-analysis-shows