Medical Errors: Third leading cause of death

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21st Oct 2016

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Medical Malpractice Attorneys. There is a new study from Johns Hopkins Medicine that indicates how serious medical errors have become in the United States. According to the study medical errors have now become the third leading cause of death. This has become so dangerous that they are now asking the centers for disease control prevention to list medical errors in its annual list of top causes of death. According to the study, over 250,000 Americans die each year from medical errors. That would mean that medical errors would be right behind heart disease and cancer in the list of leading causes of death. This analysis was published in the British Medical Journal recently. You can find more information on the study at this link. If this was any other area of our culture we would be alarmed. You should be alarmed and concerned.

If you are reading this article the chances are you or a loved has been hurt by a medical mistake. Perhaps one of your family members has become part of that 250,000 statistic. You are probably attempting to decide what if anything should be done. This is a difficult emotion time for you. We get it. On the other hand decisions have to be made and sooner rather than later. It take a lot of time to evaluate a medical mistake to determine if the mistake can become a valid medical malpractice case. Not all mistakes are medical malpractice. Not all acts of medical malpractice is worth taking to court. On the other hand if we do nothing the medical providers making these mistakes will just continue to hurt other people. It is important to hold those that cause medical malpractice accountable.

We can help. You can call for a free conference and our friendly lawyers will review the case and your options over the phone. We can explain how you can obtain the medical records which will be important in the evaluation of the medical malpractice claim.

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