Medical Malpractice is a Leading Cause of Death in the United States
Medical Malpractice is a Leading Cause of Death in the United States
Many people would be shocked to learn that medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in the United States. But it’s an unfortunate fact. A 2013 study in the Journal of Patient Safety found that between 210,000 and 440,000 patients die annually at least in part because of a medical mistake. According to a 2010 report by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General, in the span of one year, flawed or inadequate hospital care contributed to the death of 180,000 patients in the Medicare system alone.
Medical Malpractice Deaths are Preventable
Injuries and deaths caused by medical malpractice are all the more distressing because they are preventable. At the outset of their practice, almost all American doctors take an oath to adhere to the guiding principle behind the Latin phrase primum non nocere (meaning “first, do no harm”). When doctors are negligent, they run afoul of this core principle.
People seeking care should never be injured or lose their lives because of the carelessness of medical personnel, including doctors, nurses and physician assistants.
We Handle All Types of Medical Malpractice Claims
Sometimes it is obvious when a medical error occurs. But more often, it is not at all clear to the patient or the patient’s family what exactly caused his or her condition to worsen. Too often, when patients suspect a mistake has happened, they have trouble getting answers to their questions from the hospital or medical personnel. When medical malpractice causes an injury or death, the injured person or grieving family deserves compensation for the loss. As a family-owned law firm, we understand that after such a serious event, you need someone in your corner to fight for your rights.
The breadth of experience that our law firm offers means that we have represented clients in a wide variety of cases. We represent clients in medical malpractice cases including:
If you suspect medical malpractice has caused you harm, then you should call us for a free consultation about your rights. We can advise you as to whether a medical malpractice lawsuit is in your best interest, and if we represent you in such a lawsuit, we can and will use the legal process to uncover the facts about what happened and get you the answers and compensation you deserve. We have decades of experience handling medical malpractice lawsuits, so we are confident that we can obtain the best outcome possible in your case.
Misdiagnosis is one of the most common types of medical mistakes
And misdiagnosis is still believed to be severely underreported. According to a study published in the journal BMJ Quality and Safety in 2014, approximately one in 20 people seeking medical care – about 12 million people – are misdiagnosed per year, and there is the potential for severe harm in about half of those cases.
Misdiagnosis can be difficult to uncover fully without a lawsuit. When we represent you in a medical malpractice lawsuit, we will not rest until we find the facts and get you the compensation you deserve.
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We are honored to be able to provide families with the legal services they need to obtain compensation. We pledge that our attorneys will treat you with respect, compassion and empathy while working determinedly to hold the negligent party accountable. We believe in providing the level of attention you would expect from a family-owned, family-oriented law firm. We believe in being there for you and your family when you need help the most.
Our promise is simple. You will not pay attorney’s fees unless we make a financial recovery for you in your medical malpractice case. We don’t get paid unless you get paid.
When we say we will be there for you, we mean it. You will have an experienced lawyer handling your case. We believe that you should be able to talk to a decision-maker at the firm, not a case screener. An attorney will analyze your situation and advise you of your rights.
There is never a cost to speak with an attorney about your case. Don’t delay getting your free legal consultation: if you fail to pursue your claim in time, your rights could be lost forever.