Medical Error Is Third-Leading Cause of Deaths.
According to the recent study reported in the Journal of Patient Safety the numbers of hospital deaths related to medical error is much higher than previous thought — between 210,000 and 440,000 patients each year who go to the hospital for care suffer some type of preventable harm that contributes to their death. This makes medical errors the third-leading cause of death in America, behind heart disease, which is first, and cancer, which is second.
That would make medical errors the third-leading cause of death in America, behind heart disease, which is the first, and cancer, which is second.
In our recent blog on Medical Malpractice we predicted physician error to be on the raise in the United States.
How Many Die From Medical Mistakes in the Unites States?
In an article published in www.NPR.org. the number of patients dying from medical mistakes in the United States is staggering.
In 1999, the Institute of Medicine published the famous “To Err Is Human” report, which dropped a bombshell on the medical community by reporting that up to 98,000 people a year die because of mistakes in hospitals. The number was initially disputed, but is now widely accepted by doctors and hospital officials — and quoted ubiquitously in the media.
In 2010, the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services said that bad hospital care contributed to the deaths of 180,000 patients in Medicare alone in a given year. www.NPR.org Marshall Allen, September 20, 2013.
Lance Lawsuit Funding Commits Funds To Medical Malpractice Cases
Medical error cases brought by patients in the United States are also statistically the most difficult to win. The Court Statistics Project reports that less than twenty-three percent of medical malpractice cases win a settlement or jury verdict. www.courtstatistics.org This means that most lawsuit funding companies will not provide litigation finance to most medical practice cases. Medical Malpractice lawyers explain that to win a case the patient has to get another physician to testify about the “Standard of Care” of the specific medical error. In essence, George Baxter, Esq., an experienced medical malpractice lawyer, explained that physician error cases have a high rate of loss because many patients do not realize they need an experience medical malpractice lawyer who understands how to win a physician error case.
Lance Lawsuit Funding has committed substantial case funding to patients who are victims of physician error in the United States. Lance Lawsuit Funding regularly provides case funding or lawsuit loans to plaintiffs with pending medical malpractice cases who are working with lawyers. The process to get a lawsuit loan or case advance in a medical malpractice case in the United States is simple. Contact Lance Lawsuit Finding. You will be asked a little bit about the case. Then we contact your lawyer for a few case documents and a decision is made to approve your lawsuit funding request — usually with 24 hours.
For more information contact Lance Lawsuit Funding.