Doctors and medical specialists are required to uphold a duty of care when treating patients in Vermont. They are to act within licensing and medical care guidelines that other doctors would adhere to under the same or similar circumstances. With extensive training and education, doctors are highly respected for their profession and the difference they make in the lives of their patients; however, they are still human, and medical errors occur every day.
Medical or dental malpractice is responsible for over 200,000 deaths per year, which makes it the third leading cause of death in the United States. Not all medical negligence results in death but can result in acute or chronic injury and illness instead. Examples of medical malpractice may include:
- Wrong or delayed diagnosis
- Surgical errors such as leaving foreign objects inside the patient, or performing incorrect surgery
- Premature discharge from care
- Improper medication administered
At JD.MD, we assist lawyers with medical malpractice lawsuits to help them prove that a medical professional did not treat their client within the standard of care. Typically, it is easier to prove that medical negligence occurred when it involves a serious injury as opposed to a minor one, and that is why we are here to help you. We want you to obtain a positive result in court and get justice for your clients, no matter what type of medical malpractice claim you have.
Health care in the state of Vermont costs a minimum of 4 million dollars for a population of over 620,000 people. Approximately 92 % of the population has some form of health insurance coverage in the state, and they trust their doctors to provide them with a high standard of care.
Here are some health facts about Vermont:
- 71% of adults visit a dental clinic within a year
- 52% of adults participate in moderate or vigorous physical activities
- 17% of adults still smoke
- Over 10 million prescriptions are filled in a year
- Over 2% of adults have a cardiovascular disease
JD.MD helps lawyers in Vermont strengthen their medical malpractice lawsuits to achieve a positive outcome in court. For over 35 years, we have offered dental and medical malpractice case evaluation services and dental and medical expert witnesses. Our experts are reputable, qualified, active in their specialties, and will provide unbiased, professional opinions in all dental and medical specialties including, but not limited to:
- Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Contact JD.MD for more information about helping your clients get the justice they deserve. Call 800-225-5363 today!