Founded in 2013 by groups of everyday people who firmly believe that every citizen of this country has the right to fight for life and have justice served when they have been harmed by others, and strongly desire to raise awareness, petition for change, and engender activism where medical malpractice is the concern. The National Association for Medical Malpractice Victims, Inc. is the first non-partisan human rights organization of its kind in the nation with chapters throughout the entire United States.
Through education and awareness, advocacy and activism, investigation and response, the National Association of Medical Malpractice Victims, Inc. seeks to improve the quality of healthcare in America, increase accountability of medical practitioners, and affect change in the civil actions available to patients and families seeking justice in the face of medical negligence and malpractice, and to strive to include the people who are impacted by those injustices as decision makers.
The National Association of Medical Malpractice Victims, Inc. dreams of a world where people who must receive services from medical professionals receive a fair and humane distribution of healthcare, compassion, and resources. Yet, each year, 440,000 patients die from medical negligence; that's 1,205 every day. NAMMV, Inc. dreams of a world where every day violators are held accountable and victims receive justice and restitution.
In a country where the very definition of "Civil Justice" has become a debate, distorted by policies and practices that are clearly unconstitutional, where states enact laws that make it impossible to seek restitution for harms inflicted, The National Association of Medical Malpractice Victims, Inc. stands on the premises that:
- All medical professionals should observe the core values of the profession, which are centered in the duty to help the infirmed and do no harm, and should be held accountable to those values.
"When we think about civil justice, we should think about the ability to confront one who has wronged you, regardless of your situation in life, as a fundamental part of a democratic society. The characteristics of civil justice should promote "equal accountability." When we evaluate how well the civil justice system works by looking at whether there are injuries that go unremedied, accountability (along with more familiar metrics like compensation and deterrance) ought to be the primary metric utilized."
Jason M. Soloman's "What is Civil Justice" (2010). Faculty Publications. Paper 1149. http://scholarship.law.wm.edu/facpubs/1149 College of Williams & Mary Law School; William & Mary Law School Scholarship Repository Copyright c 2010 by the authors.
- We are called to help those who cannot help themselves, who have been victimized and disempowered.
- Justice and compassion demand of us a commitment to respond to the needs of all, especially the victims of medical negligence.
The primary goal of the National Association of Medical Malpractice Victims, Inc. is to build and foster a culture of philanthropy and create social change.
The National Association of Medical Malpractice Victims, Inc. seeks to enact a comprehensive intervention plan aimed at creating and maintaining a culture of patient safety.
As an advocate for social justice, The National Association of Medical Malpractice Victims, Inc. (NAMMV) empowers the community through education and opportunities for activism.
NAMMV is a groundbreaking initiative that changes despair into hope.