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3 Feelings You Might Experience If You’re A Medical Malpractice Victim

by Kat » on Jan 31, 2022 0

While we tend to be enthusiasts of healthy living here, we can’t ignore the fact that unfortunate events that could throw us off track and hinder our mindsets could happen. A study regarding the unthinkable, medical malpractice, is highlighting the fact that it’s more common than you think. 

 

The study conducted by Weiss and Paarz found that between 1.41 million cases of medical malpractice were filed 1990 and 2020, averaging out to about 47,000 each year.  And while this number is eye opening, it’s a realization that being the victim of medical malpractice isn’t uncommon and can happen to a friend, loved one, or even yourself. 

 

So what happens if you find yourself in this predicament? Here are three feelings you might experience if you’re the victim of medical malpractice and how to cope with them. 

 

Feelings of Guilt

 

Why did I go through with this procedure? Why didn’t I weigh my options more? Both valid questions and a very common theme when you’re the victim of malpractice. It’s easy to blame yourself for going through something that you’re seeing negative consequences from. Just know that you couldn’t have predicted this would happen and that you thought you were doing the right thing in preventing an illness or going through with a needed procedure. 

 

Feelings of Anger

 

It’s also easy to be angry at the healthcare provider that did this to you. ‘How could they be so careless?’ A question you may ask yourself. It’s easy to put the blame on someone else. While they are at fault for putting you through this, is the anger worth it in the long run or will it only cause you more stress?

 

Helplessness

 

Another feeling that you may experience is helplessness. The deed is done and in some cases, they’re irreversible. What can you do now that it’s too late? There’s plenty of support you can surround yourself with, both professionally and personally. This isn’t something you should go through alone and there are plenty of people out there willing to share their experiences and help.

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