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When you have been helping victims of medical malpractice as long as we have, it is easy to see the trends that negatively impact the quality of care people receive. We have watched as the health care industry has shifted its focus from the needs of individual patients and doctor-led care to a wholesale approach dictated from the top down.
By focusing reimbursements on certain diagnoses or diagnosis-related groups (DRGs), insurers have dramatically undermined physicians and their ability to act independently and to use their best judgment to provide the responsive medical care people actually need.
This shift in approach has resulted in a spike in medical malpractice occurrences.
According to a study published in the Journal of Patient Safety, medical malpractice may contribute to anywhere from 210,000 to 440,000 deaths per year.
For those who were harmed by substandard medical care, we can help you secure compensation for what you have been through. On a larger scale, our work helping individual’s hold the health care industry accountable for its failures often result in large-scale changes, forcing hospitals and other medical facilities to refocus on patients.
In addition to being an attorney, Veronica Richards is a nurse practitioner. This unique combination of medical and legal experience gives her an edge when representing victims of malpractice because of her in-depth understanding of the medical industry overall, the changes it has gone through over the years and how patients can be harmed. She knows how the individual actions of a doctor or other health care professional who fails to meet the required standards of care can severely affect the patients involved.
Attorney Richards brings a valuable insider’s knowledge of the health care field to our firm. She uses this knowledge to help victims of medical malpractice. Her background allows her to readily identify the mistakes that cause injuries.
Over the past almost three decades that she has been serving the needs of the malpractice victims at Richards & Richards, LLP, she has built a strong reputation for effective representation that has earned her numerous awards and recognition, including an AV Preeminent* rating from Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review rating system and a 10.0 rating from Avvo.
Richards & Richards, LLP has a decades-long record of offering highly effective help to those injured by substandard medical care. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 412-261-2620, or contact us online.
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