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Steps to Take After Medical Abuse or Neglect

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Steps to Take After Medical Abuse or Neglect

The Unfortunate Reality For anyone seeking care from the medical community, we unfortunately must accept that mistakes happen. Keep in mind, though, that just because a mistake happens, does not mean it was a case of abuse/neglect. So, before we discuss steps to take after abuse/neglect, let's review some things to keep in perspective. 1. Medical Professionals are human beings. They do not have infinite knowledge 2. Medical providers are "practicing" medicine. Mistakes will happen and wrong decisions will be made throughout their career as they continue to learn. 3. Whether a mistake is abuse/neglect depends on the attitude of the medical...

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