Medical Malpractice and Hospital Error on the Rise.
According to an article printed in Forbes online, 10/20/13, medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in the United States, right behind cancer and heart disease. In our recent blog, we noted that while 15% of the personal injury claims filed nationally are medical malpractice claims, that more than 80% of these lawsuits end with no payment to the injured patient. In our recent blog. “What Are The Most Common Medical Erros,” research showed that 200,000 people die each year from preventable medical and hospital errors.
It is reported in Healthcareitnews.com that more than a 1000 people each day from preventable medical errors in hospitals. Tejal Gandhi, MD, president of the National Patient Safety Foundation and associate professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School, spoke before the Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging and call attention to the colossal cost $1 trillion each year that these medical errors cost.
Senator Bernie Sanders noted: “The tragedy that we’re taking about here is deaths taking place that shoud not be taking place.” Sen. Sanders also asked why isn’t a problem of this magnatude not splashed accross the newspapers. The replie was, When people go into the hospital, they are sick. It is easy to confuse the fact that somebody might have died because of a fatal consequence of their disease, verses they died from a complication from a medical error, ” said Ashish Jha, MD.
The facts are that deaths from preventable medical and hospital errors are on the raise – and lawmakers mostly side with insurance companies and lobbists against patient rights. Professions and industries do not police themselves well.Therefore, lawsuits are the only way the get compensation for medical or hospital negligence.
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