A recent survey shows that a significant majority of Texans believe that negligent healthcare providers should pay for the damages their actions cause to patients. Read on to learn more about the survey and why it is important that patients and the community speak up for their legal rights.
Negligent Healthcare Provider Survey Information
The survey, commissioned by MedMalFirm.com – a medical malpractice and nursing home abuse law firm in Houston – asked Texans whether, and to what extent, they agreed with the following statement:
When a healthcare provider breaches a patient safety rule, the healthcare provider should pay for any damages caused.
Not only did 78.4 percent agree with that statement, but only 9.5 percent disagreed. The remaining 12 percent answered with a neutral response. This certainly suggests that Texan’s believe that negligent healthcare providers should be held accountable for their actions.
A Majority Strongly Agree That Negligent Healthcare Providers Must Pay
In addition to the support for the affirmative position, a weighted and statistically-significant majority (52.7%) responded as “Strongly Agree” with the proposition.
“We have always believed that Texans expect healthcare providers to accept responsibility when they violate patient safety rules. This survey just verifies what we all know is right.” said Charles Brown, managing partner of MedMalFirm.com.
Summary of Findings and Methodology
The survey, conducted by a third party, asked 100 Texans, on a scale of 1 to 7, the extent to which they agreed with the statement – “When a healthcare provider breaches a patient safety rule, the healthcare provider should pay for any damages caused.” The percentages of weighted responses were: 6.3, 1.1, 2.1, 12.0, 11.6, 14.1, and 52.7. The survey was determined to be statistically significant to a 95 percent confidence interval.
At MedMalFirm.com, we are not surprised by the survey results. We have long believed that negligent healthcare providers should be held accountable for their actions, and should be required to compensate victims who have been harmed.