The Unfairness of the Baltimore Riots
It’s sad to say, that although the country claims to have the best healthcare in the world, truthfully, it depends on who you are. As residents of the Baltimore, Maryland area, we are highly aware of the riots that happened in our community about a month ago. They all started with the funeral of Freddie Gray, who passed away from injuries due to his arrest. After being taken into police custody, Gray died in the hospital after suffering from spinal cord injuries and possible stroke. Gray had complained of having trouble breathing, which could have been related to a neck injury, according to medical practitioners.
As the latest victim of excessive force and unfair police profiling, Freddie Gray’s death was the spark of the Baltimore riots, where looters and protestors proceeded to evoke theft and violence across the city. As medical malpractice lawyers, we couldn’t help but think of how Freddie Gray could have been better treated by not only police officers, but also medical staff. This issue relates to the fact that low income families, ethnicities and minorities tend to experience deprived versions of the U.S. healthcare system, compared to others.
The Price of Medical Mistakes and Poor Treatment
When individuals receive low-quality healthcare service, it can lead to medical malpractice situations. As highly skilled and experienced attorneys that have represented numerous medical malpractice cases, we have seen the negative effects that the poor treatment and mistakes of medical practitioners have on patients. Research estimates that African-Americans and Latinos experience 30 to 40 percent worse healthcare results than white Americans. Although the recent Baltimore riots were geared more towards greed and personal outrage, the demonstration still presents a frustration and resentment that resonates within minority communities.
We can’t overlook the more positive aspects of the riots, such as neighbors who helped each other, ministers that preached about nonviolent demonstrations, and heroes of the protests. We may not be able to resolve the unfairness of discrimination when it comes to healthcare, but as lawyers, we can rise above it by turning to justice for help. Our law firm, Gershon, Willoughby, Getz & Smith, LLC, fight for our clients in the court of law and work to achieve a settlement that will compensate for their injuries that are due to medical malpractice.
Experienced Medical Malpractice Attorneys
The medical malpractice situations that occur due to the minimal healthcare benefits of low-income groups and ethnic minorities range from childbirth and sickness, to nursing homes and antibiotics. The failure to diagnose illnesses, failure to provide instrument assistance during childbirth, neglect of a health condition and failure to prescribe necessary medicine are only a few of many medical malpractice situations that can happen. If you feel that you may be a victim of medical malpractice, contact our law firm for a free legal consultation. We can help you achieve the financial recovery you need from an injury, no matter who you are. Our vast experience and expertise in the medical field and law field put you at an advantage regarding the outcome of your case. Consult with us today.