How To Choose A Doctor
Getting The Care You Need And Deserve
In his book “The Life You Save — Nine Steps to Finding the Best Medical Care and Avoiding the Worst,” author Patrick Malone reports that mistakes by doctors, surgeons, nurses and other health care professionals result in more deaths each year than breast cancer, AIDS and motor vehicle accidents combined. By some estimates, nearly 40,000 acts of oversight or outright mistakes occur in American hospitals, medical clinics and nursing homes every day.
At DeLuca & Associates, LTD. Attorneys at Law, we believe that each doctor and hospital has a responsibility to their patients and the community to provide the highest level of preventive care, diagnosis and medical treatment up to the standards of their profession. But we also know that doctors, nurses and hospital administrators are human and likely to continue to make mistakes. When mistakes cause serious injury or death, the profession is liable for paying compensation to the victim and family. At our firm, we also believe patients need information to select a doctor or hospital that meets their needs.