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Finding a good doctor could protect you from medical malpractice

There is little else as unsettling as entrusting your health and well-being to a doctor who is careless, incompetent or negligent. While you may end up suffering unnecessary setbacks, serious mistakes could ultimately put your life at risk. At Garau Germano PC, we have helped many people in Indiana to become educated about the dangers of medical malpractice and how to avoid them. 

One of the first things you should know about doctor errors is that when you have put time and effort into researching a qualified health care provider, you are already much less likely to be a victim of someone else's mistake. Your doctor should show interest in your symptoms and provide a thorough analysis before making any kind of recommendation for treatment or medication. Your doctor should be willing to patiently listen to your concerns and answer questions you may have about your health and recovery. 

According to The New York Times, a study revealed an interesting fact: doctors who have been sued in the past for some kind of malpractice, are much more likely than their counterparts to be sued again. In fact, they are nearly twice as likely to have another malpractice claim thrown their way. While 94 percent of all health care providers have not received any claims against their care, those who have are extremely risky to work with. As you begin researching a qualified doctor, stay away from the ones who have previously dealt with a lawsuit. 

When you commit time to finding and interviewing a doctor who you trust, you may be able to greatly reduce your risks of being the victim of medical malpractice. For more information about doctor errors, visit our web page.  

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