Medical Malpractice Third Leading Cause Of Death In U.S

Posted in Blog, Personal Injury by on October 9th, 2013

Medical-Malpractice-CasesMedical malpractice is something that has unfortunately come to be quite common in recent years, and residents of southeastern Massachusetts are no strangers to the idea. Studies have been conducted to examine just how common medical malpractice is, with some alarming results. The Journal Of Patient Safety has recently published data which shows medical malpractice as the third leading cause of death in this country, with only heart disease and cancer killing more people.

In the past, reports regarding medical malpractice showed it to have far lower instances of death, but now we are seeing that this is not the case. The Officer of the Inspector General indicates that sub-standard care in hospitals contributes to the death of some 180,000 Medicare patients a year. This does not even include those who die from medical malpractice who aren’t on Medicare.

Some causes of death that could be medical malpractice are serious diseases and conditions going untreated, infections, botched surgeries or mistakes, and many more. If you are not satisfied with a diagnosis, it is important to obtain a second opinion. Though doctors are the experts, it is up to each individual to take their health in their hands and look for the best care that they can find.

If you or a loved one has been injured due to medical malpractice, contact the attorneys at Wynn and Wynn today, and they will discuss your case and your options with you to make sure that you receive the compensation that you deserve. Call 1-800-852-5211 or request your free consultation.

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