On March 5, 2018, MedicalMalpracticeLawyers.com celebrated its seventh anniversary of posting daily medical malpractice blogs. Each of our over 2,500 consecutive daily blog postings can be searched by word or phrase.
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Why are we so passionate about protecting the rights of medical malpractice victims throughout the United States? Because despite the ever-increasing and ever-expanding efforts by doctors, hospitals, medical malpractice insurance companies, and others in the health care industry to impose unfair, unjust, and burdensome restrictions on the rights of medical malpractice victims to seek and obtain just compensation for the serious harms they suffered due to the medical negligence of others, a very recent analysis by a large medical malpractice insurance company that analyzed the medical malpractice payouts in the United States for 2017 (based on reports to the National Practitioner Data Bank) found that the total medical malpractice payout amounts for 2017 increased by 2.34% (to $3,925,073,250), reflecting that medical malpractice incidents in the United States continue to be a scourge on our citizens and a major drain on our economy. In 30% of the medical malpractice payouts in 2017, death was the injury suffered by the medical malpractice victim.
ProPublica, an independent, nonprofit newsroom that produces investigative journalism with a team of more than 75 dedicated journalists who cover a range of topics including government and politics, business, criminal justice, the environment, education, health care, immigration, and technology, stated on its website in 2013: “It seems that every time researchers estimate how often a medical mistake contributes to a hospital patient’s death, the numbers come out worse. 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 … a study in the current issue of the Journal of Patient Safety … says the numbers may be much higher — 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 …. 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.”
Heart disease and cancer may be avoided by changing people’s behavior; however, medical malpractice cannot be avoided by its victims.
What makes medical malpractice an insidious risk for everyone is the fact that anyone who seeks medical care anywhere in the United States at any time may have their life forever altered or destroyed from unexpected medical negligence.
If you or a loved one suffered serious injury (or worse) as a result of medical malpractice anywhere in the United States, you should promptly find a medical malpractice lawyer in your state who may investigate your medical malpractice claim for you and represent you or your loved one in a medical malpractice case, if appropriate.
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