Reporting for Safety and Justice
In 2016, MedTruth’s founders recognized a notable disparity between the harm that medical devices, drugs, and consumer products were causing and the news available to the public on them.
A study dating back to 2012 found that 1 in 4 hospital patients were harmed by medical errors and infections, which translated, then, to about 9 million people each year. Since then, that number has only increased. But unreported adverse events are not limited to hospitals.
The medical field is wrought with its fair share of problems. Unfortunately, identifying those problems beneath legal jargon, complex medical studies, and unheard patient experiences can be challenging.
That’s why we’re here - reporting for safety and justice. At MedTruth, we deliver the facts - so you can make informed decisions about your health.
We make data accessible
The success of the current healthcare systems relies, in large part, on the capacity of individuals to make informed decisions about their health. However, access to reliable health information remains one of the most pressing issues that the modern consumer faces.
According to the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, only 12% of U.S. adults comprehend medical data on a “proficient” level and 14% lack even basic understanding of this language. Without a framework to understand the significance of medical studies and policy, patients may be misinformed or deceived about the severity or frequency of their side effects.
MedTruth works to make data accessible and understandable in order to bridge this gap and keep patients in the know.
We tell patient stories
In online support groups across the world, patients suffering at the hands of current healthcare systems find comfort and strength in knowing that they are not alone.
Those harmed by poorly designed or inadequately tested medical devices compile consistencies in their experiences as they write to one another about the invasive side effects they endured for years following the device’s insertion.
MedTruth wants to direct those harmed by the medical industry to resources where they can share their stories. We also work to illuminate those stories and bring greater attention to the ways that real people are being impacted.
Hard data isn’t the only type of knowledge. Patient stories offer real, individual insights that go beyond studies and into the true cost of drugs and medical devices that are released to patients despite their harsh side effects.
We help you seek justice
The healthcare industry has allowed injuries from defective medical devices or poorly tested drugs to become commonplace, and most patients don’t realize that they can be compensated for harm that’s been done. In some cases, people may feel a sense of distrust accepting legal support, even after suffering needlessly for years.
Attorneys may only take cases that fit specific criteria, such as prescription or surgery dates, number of revisions or warning status from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Even gender and age can influence whether an attorney accepts a case.
It is estimated that hundreds of thousands of patients suffer every year from some type of preventable injury or die while undergoing medical care. Yet studies show that 9 of 10 patients seeking a medical malpractice attorney won’t find one.
While MedTruth is not funded or operated by law firms, as an advocacy resource we are not neutral either: we will seek to inform patients about the legal actions taken against negligent corporations and to lead patients seeking justice to those who can provide it. While awareness of side effects and harmful products is the first step, MedTruth stands firmly with the idea that every wronged patient deserves their day in court.
Putting that ideal into action, MedTruth has forged connections with top law firms in order to put harmed patients on the path to justice. These firms do not influence MedTruth’s editorial direction; rather they are one of a myriad of tools that allows MedTruth to realize its mission through concrete actions. MedTruth strives to be the intersection of patient advocacy, news information, and legal action. These three pillars are delicately balanced to ensure that all interests are represented.
A digital multimedia publication reporting on safety and justice.
A reputable source for updates on medical devices, prescription drugs, and consumer products.
Dedicated to providing the truth through hard facts and real patient stories.
Seeking healthcare reform through journalism.
Partnered with law firms that can assist those harmed by the healthcare system looking to pursue legal action.
A hub of advocacy resources looking to help injured people find communities that can better assist them.
We Are Not
Profiting on injured parties.
Publishing private patient stories shared in confidence.
Exploiting advocacy groups.
In any way looking to mislead or misinform the consumer.
A reason to stop seeking data from other reputable data sources.
A reason to ignore medical advice without a second opinion.
A reason to settle for the current health care system. Change begins with you. Keep fighting for your cause.