Fraud, surely, can’t be all bad, can it? Fraudulent acts are, after all, just acts of deception with the goal of receiving personal gain unjustly at the end. It’s a lie that’s told that results in someone’s loss and someone else’s profit – so really, how bad can medical fraud be?

Picture it like this: you have a chronic illness for which you take a prescribed pharmaceutical in order for you to live as normal a life as possible despite this illness. A medical practitioner such as a new physician or some other recommends a new drug to either replace or go hand in hand with your existing medication with the promise that it will alleviate more pain and discomfort that this drug brings. The practitioner in this hypothetical situation will profit from the sale of the recommended drug that is, in this situation, neither tested nor approved and may have adverse side effects with your existing medication. 

Some side effects can cause severe physical reactions which could prove fatal.

According to the website of the lawyers with the Law Offices of Yvonne M. Fraser, this kind of situations falls under personal injury through the subset of medical malpractice. Personal injury is the legal terminology is that is used to class a situation regarding an injury (physical, emotional, or mental) onto a person due to the negligent (whether willful or accidental) actions of someone else. Fraudulence may not have meant for injury to happen but should there be negative side effects that compromise and injure the victim, legal action is much advised.

Legal procedures involving anything medical, however, require not just an experienced lawyer in the field of personal injury but someone who is also familiar and comfortable enough with medical terminologies in order to be fully equipped to represent the case. That is why, should you fall victim to a situation as unfortunate as this, it is recommended that the aid of an Oceanside Medical Malpractice Lawyer is sought in order to receive well-informed guidance as well as experienced help throughout the entire legal ordeal.