Preventable medical errors kill or seriously injure hundreds of thousands of Americans each year. In fact, preventable medical errors are the sixth leading cause of death in America. Approximately 98,000 Americans die each year as a result of these errors at a cost of 29 billion dollars.
Despite what many have been told, there is virtually no correlation between medical negligence claims and rising health care costs. Medical negligence claims amount to less than two percent of health care spending. A focus on patient safety and medical errors is the most effective means to stem the rising tide of health care costs in America.
Our civil justice system encourages patient safety and helps prevent negligence before it occurs. It is designed to hold accountable the two percent of doctors who are responsible for nearly 60 percent of all medical negligence claims. If you or someone you know has been the victim of medical negligence, contact our firm for a free consultation.