The new healthcare law that is really just coming into effect – the Affordable Care Act, ObamaCare, whatever you want to call it – will likely have profound effects on our healthcare system, or hospitals, our nursing homes, hospice care centers, and community health clinics. As more and more people get medical coverage, more and more people will be visiting all of the above listed health care facilities. One of the negatives that is rarely discussed is that this could lead to even more medical malpractice in Northern Nevada. This is simply because of the law of large numbers – hospital negligence in the Reno area happens, unfortunately, and the more people visit hospitals and care centers the more opportunity there is for bad actors to do their worst, or good people to make simple mistakes that lead to average citizens getting the short end of the statistical stick. If you or a loved one is the victim of medical negligence in Washoe County and need a Lawyer, Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law can help.

The other aspect of this is that a lot of the people who are newly getting health insurance and working class, working poor, or newly eligible Medicaid recipients. This recent news could mean more cases of nursing home abuse and negligence in Reno as well, given that bad actors often look to pray on people of less means because they are believed to have less time to investigate their rights or fight for their care. This is just another example of a way that federal programs and issues have an effect on us locally, like stories about how the government shutdown may have been a factor in the cases of Salmonella food poisoning from Foster Farms chicken in Las Vegas.

If you are the victim of medical malpractice in Northern Nevada and need a lawyer, Benson & Bingham Attorneys at Law can help. We offer free consultations so you can talk through your case with us without worry, and we have trained medical staff as well as lawyers to help you understand your rights and possibilities to collect compensation. If you have a claim, Benson & Bingham can get you the best compensation possible – we have a solid track record of top settlements and awards, many in excess of a million dollars. Call us today for a free consultation.

More on the ACA/Obamacare, for a good explanation of the law and how it may work: