The American Medical Association, reports that medical negligence is the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States each year. Every year approximately 251,000 patients are victims of the actions of a health care provider who deviates from the standard of care that is recognized by the medical profession with the end result being injury or death.
This medical malpractice attorney is a Louisiana law expert and has helped many victims and survivors obtain compensation for their injuries or wrongful death. If you or a loved one have been injured by the actions of a medical professional, choosing the right medical malpractice attorney may be the most critical decision you make.
Medical Malpractice claims can be brought against doctors, hospitals, nurses, or other medical professionals. The most common error is drug-related injuries from receiving the improper dose of medicine according to a study done by the FDA from 1993-1998. Medication errors were responsible for forty-one percent or 98,000 deaths caused by this type of negligence. Being the most common error, it is also the most preventable.
It is interesting to note that medical negligence is not listed as an option on an individual’s death certificate. Hopefully, in the future, there will be more emphasis on patient safety and controls in place to prevent harm to patients. If for any reason, you suspect that medical negligence is responsible for an injury or death, visit http://www.PeytonBurkhalterLaw.com to schedule a free consultation.
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