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 - because you have a right to know them.
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 the U.S. adult population has health literacy.
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 untested 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. But, we also recognize that we are an online platform that can illuminate those stories and bring greater attention to the very real ways that real people are being impacted.
Hard data isn’t the only type of knowledge. Patient stories offer valuable insights that go beyond the studies and into the intricacies of human life - amplifying perspectives that may not otherwise be heard.
We help you seek justice
The nature of the healthcare industry has allowed medical injuries to become increasingly common, and most people don’t realize that they’re able to be compensated for harm that’s been done. In some cases, people are aware of consumer advocacy lawsuits but feel a sense of distrust accepting legal support.
When it comes to finding an attorney to represent your case, a lot of factors come into play. 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.
We want to be clear that law firms do not pay MedTruth directly. Our partnerships with them through our sister company may assist those looking to explore their options for pursuing legal action.
Every wronged patient deserves their day in court.
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.