When someone is physically hurting the first thing to obviously do is go to the hospital, however it’s not always as easy as that. People are unfortunately trying to avoid paying a visit to the hospital because of the expensive price of healthcare. Many people cannot afford medical insurance and thus are forced to find alternative options for healthcare. Medical malpractice in NYC has decreased recently due to the medical malpractice insurance freeze. Medical professionals have realized what the true effects are on all parties involved including patients, medical professionals, medical institutions, and insurance companies. Since the insurance freeze was implemented in the late summer, the rate of medical malpractice has thankfully been reduced. However, many people are worried what is going to happen when the freeze is unfrozen in June. The recent economic crisis and the presidential election have significantly taken over all forms of media not allowing for any coverage to be seen on the topic of medical malpractice in NYC. The winner of the 2008 presidential election is going to have a big influence on what happens when the medical malpractice NYC freeze is unfrozen. Since the freeze was implemented in the late summer, this time was supposed to be taken to formulate a solution to this problem. However with all of these other types of issues on the forefront, medical malpractice in NYC is taking a backseat.
Medical malpractice in NYC is getting personal because people have to come up with other forms of healthcare instead of going to the local hospital. The fact of the matter is that people cannot afford proper healthcare so they are either having to opt out of it all together or get second-rate care. Medical malpractice is a very serious and severe issue that has become a second rate issue. However, we the public must bring awareness to the topic by speaking out about our experiences and feelings. If we bring more attention and spread light on this topic, the media will be forced to cover it and for officials to address it. Medical malpractice can occur anytime, anyplace, to anyone which means that no ones is completely out of harms way. In June if we have no sufficient plan of action that would help to decrease the rate of medical malpractice in NYC, we are back at square one. IN order to avoid this from happening, we the people must make suggestions and come up with plans of our own that we could present to officials that might actually make some impact in this sector of the law.