An increase in
medical malpractice cases is anticipated, thanks to the Supreme Court ruling to uphold ObamaCare.

Once the full force of the Affordable Care Act kicks in, there will be
at least 20 to 40 million more Americans with access to health care. The
system is already overburdened trying to keep up with the number of people
currently using it. Add 20 or 40 million more people, and a strained system
may break down completely.

Medical professionals will face very few options when the influx of people
begins, and one of them is to rush patients through to get the work done.
Inevitably, haste causes medical mistakes and hospital errors, and those
cause injuries and/or death. It is not too much of a stretch of the imagination
to think medical malpractice suits may increase as a result of the new
Act. However, having said that, given the fact that many states have medical
malpractice caps in place, this may shape up to be an untenable situation
for plaintiffs who are not able to get the compensation they deserve.

The influx of newly insured patients may not happen all of a sudden, but
over time, between 2014 and 2015, those who did not have health insurance
will realize they can go to the doctor, a revelation likely to be met
with appreciation by patients and with trepidation by physicians. As it
is, most medical malpractice lawsuits that go to court are the result
of doctors and other medical professionals being overworked and overwhelmed
with patients.

It is obvious that the health care system needs more medical professionals,
and doctors may want to consider expanding their staff to meet the soon-to-be-higher
demand for their services. However, this begs the question of where the
people to fill those roles will come from to enroll in schools to train
them. In the meantime, patients who feel they have been the victim of
medical malpractice have very little recourse open to them, other than
to consult with an experienced Cleveland medical malpractice lawyer.

Medical malpractice attorneys are the watch dogs of injustice, ready on
the sidelines to help those whose lives have been turned upside down by
a medical error. It is important to understand that not every bad outcome
with a medical professional is necessarily medical malpractice. In speaking
with a seasoned Cleveland medical malpractice lawyer, this is one of the
things covered in the initial case assessment. Do not hesitate to ask
questions. You need to know your legal rights.