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Medical Error is the Third Leading Cause of Death

May 12, 2016

Malpractice is the third leading cause of death

Medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in the United States.

Medical Error is the Third Leading Cause of Death

The Facts:

  • 440,000 patients die every year from preventable medical errors. 
  • Preventable medical errors cost our country tens of billions of dollars a year. 
  • One in three patients who are admitted to the hospital will experience a medical error. 
  • Studies of wrong site, wrong surgery, wrong patient procedures show that “never events” are happening at an alarming rate of up to 40 times per week in U.S. hospitals. 
  • Researchers at Harvard University found that 97 percent of medical malpractice cases were meritorious, concluding, “Portraits of a malpractice system that is stricken with frivolous litigation are overblown.” 

If you or someone you know died as a result of medical malpractice at an Army, Navy or Air Force Hospital, contact our experienced malpractice lawyers for  a free, confidential consultation.  We have been helping military families like yours all around the country and overseas for more than 30 years.  No fee if no recovery.

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