Medical Malpractice Case Analysis

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Imagine lying on a hospital bed, a place where a person is supposed to be comfortable. The patient greeted by friends and family before they get ready to go in for a surgery that could change their life. When they come to find out their doctor had been taking pictures of them while they were under anesthesia. In 2013, Dr. Nikita A. Levy, a Gynecologist, was sued for seeming harmful and defensive towards his patients. He was then filed against for a medical malpractice case. While investigating his case the F.B.I. found over one thousand pictures of his patients he has assisted throughout his career. Later in the investigation they found out that Dr. Levy used a pen like device to capture his many picture. Thinking that this pen like object …show more content…
Throughout time the number of cases that have impacted the medical field continues to rise as time goes on. Most people tend to think that medical malpractice cases only affect the well being of a patient, a family, other countries, doctors, insurance rates, the government, but it also affects the medical field as a whole. All of these topics have a huge impact in the placement of the medical field the way it subsides today. All in all, the government should place more strict policies against medical malpractice. To begin with, even though medical malpractice raises a huge drive in medical costs it hasn 't always been a problem. Starting the early twentieth century, the number of court cases filed against medical malpractice was very rare, in the beginning (Jost, 138). During the start of the twentieth century doctors and physicians cherished a better relationship between the doctors and patients, where in todays time frame it seems that most doctors don 't care as much. After the first part of the twentieth medical malpractice cases started to become more and more noticeable throughout the United States. Starting in the early 1970s the number of medical malpractice cases filed started …show more content…
In most of the medical malpractice cases the plaintiffs lost 80% of the time when a suit is filed (Jost, 134). Most of the independents that review the healthcare reform oppose the reform ("Opinions of Health"). Following the new reform in January 2002 to December of 2007 North Carolina seen no decrease in medical errors or medical malpractice cases because of the efforts they reduced during this time frame (Harris and Peeples). For example, a three-year-old boy named Forrest Bounds was born with crystalize sac bladder, which blocked urine. Forrest was from West Virginia. In West Virginia they have a cap rate of maximum one million dollars. With that said, by the end of Forrest 's case they were given one million dollars for the death of Forrest (Jost, 131). In 2012, the largest medical malpractice case came about involving over seven thousand women (Gabriel,

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