Medical Malpractice Injuries
Being a Victim in this Deadly Industry
Medical malpractice is rampant in America. In fact, around 98,000 deaths and many more injuries occur each year due to medical mistakes. When it happens to you or a loved one, the ramifications it has on your life can be devastating. That’s why it’s important to know the facts and who to turn to for help.
Because malpractice is common in the healthcare industry, most professionals have malpractice insurance to protect themselves from their own mistakes. If a doctor or medical professional has harmed you or someone you know, it’s time sensitive that you contact legal representation.
How Do I Know If I Have a Case?
The answer to that question comes down to harm. If damage has been done to you or someone you know – this even includes psychological harm – then you have the basis for a claim.
Other Facts about Malpractice in the Healthcare Industry
- • Medical liability insurance costs the healthcare industry over 6.7 billion dollars annually. (New England Journal of Medicine)
- • Between 44,000 and 98,000 people die in hospitals every year because of medical errors. (Institute of Medicine)
- • 12,000 people die each year due to unnecessary surgeries. (New York Times)
- • Side effects from pills kill over 100,000 people each year with many more being seriously injured. (American Medical Association)