Why the Jury Might Be Biased Against You in Your Iowa Medical Malpractice Case

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Posted by Farl Greene

If you have your medical malpractice case go to trial in Iowa, you might be facing an uphill battle.  Many jurors can be biased in the way they think about medical malpractice cases.

Over the last three decades, insurance companies have been doing their best to convince you that medical malpractice litigation is out of control in America.  They say the lawsuits are skyrocketing and people are suing their doctor for a variety of pointless reasons.  They tell you the lawsuits are driving doctors to quit practicing medicine and making your medical care more expensive.

Don’t Believe Everything Insurance Companies Say

Unfortunately, the majority of people out there believe the insurance companies’ claims.  And it’s possible that your jurors will believe it too.  Lawyers are often vilified and made to seem like “bad guys” in movies and on TV.  As you can imagine, deserving people with legitimate malpractice cases lose them in court because of these beliefs.

What makes this even worse is that the insurance industry’s claims are just plain wrong, especially here in Iowa.  A study conducted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce ranked Iowa as one of the top five states for overall legal fairness.  Attorneys in Iowa simply do not bring frivolous lawsuits.

People Believe Doctors are Incapable of Doing Wrong

Another reason that medical malpractice cases are often unsuccessful when presented in front of jurors is because people generally think highly of doctors.  They do not want to believe any doctor is capable of committing malpractice.  We all end up in the healthcare system at some point, and we want to believe those taking care of us won’t harm us through careless mistakes.

The truth is that health care workers make preventable mistakes every day, and some of those mistakes cause severe injury or even death.  These mistakes end up killing more people in the United States every year than workplace injuries and auto accidents combined.  The people that make these mistakes should be held accountable for their actions.

Make Sure You Don’t Waste Time on a Case You Can’t Win

We don’t take medical malpractice lawsuits lightly at RSH Legal, so we will tell you the truth about your chances of winning your case.  The only way we take medical malpractice cases is if we know there were major medical errors made, and we’re committed to getting compensation for those errors.  Medical malpractice cases are too expensive and time-consuming to file without good reason.

If you or your loved one has suffered injuries or death from a medical error, a medical malpractice lawsuit may be the only way to get compensation.  Don’t let the insurance companies convince you otherwise.  Call us at 1-319-774-1542 and speak to an attorney.

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