All patients deserve the highest levels of medical care. Unfortunately, this does not always happen. It can be painful when you or a loved one is injured by a doctor’s mistake or carelessness.
Thousands of serious injuries and deaths occur each year due to medical malpractice. The National Academies of Sciences estimates that between 44,000 and 98,000 people die in hospitals every year because of medical errors – more than the number of deaths caused by other major killers such as breast cancer and car accidents. Medication errors account for an additional 7,000 deaths yearly.
Some common medical malpractice injuries include: surgical errors, prescription errors and diagnosis errors – either a misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose a patient at all or in a timely manner. Common lawsuits include patients who are suffering from either Cerebral Palsy or Erb’s Palsy due to a doctor’s error. Medical bills are expensive—especially when they are due to errors. When you need additional treatments and medications to fix a doctor’s mistake, it can be a lot to handle.
Call the CQH Firm for assistance with your medical malpractice case.