Top Rated New York Medical Malpractice Attorneys Since 1922
Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP
Experienced & Trusted medical malpractice lawyers

Call for a Free Consultation


New York City Medical Malpractice Lawyers Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx & Staten Island Medical Malpractice Attorneys

Main Menu Practice Areas
Practice Areas

Medical mistakes decreased between 2010 and 2013

Authorities reported that the statistics on deadly errors made in hospitals or by medical care professionals reflects a declining trend for recent years. A federal review of hospital records reportedly showed that deaths caused by drug mistakes, infections and other preventable injuries or illnesses dropped by 17 percent from 2010 to 2013. If accurate, this is good news for New York, whose courts have fielded their fair share of medical malpractice lawsuits.

The study analyzed conditions developed by patients while they were still in the hospital. Most of the conditions, including infections and pressure ulcers, were considered to be avoidable. Under the Affordable Health Care Act, hospitals must provide public reporting on errors.

While authorities could not definitively identify the factors driving the number of errors down, data showing significant increases in patient safety seem to corroborate the idea that some harm-reduction measures are working. Ultimately, the statistical decline amounts to some 1.3 million fewer cases of illnesses or injuries reported by hospital-bound patients.

However, some authorities claim that there are still many measures that need to be implemented to mitigate the problem of medical errors in the healthcare industry. For example, 10 percent of patients still reportedly suffer from harm caused by a hospital error.

At any rate, medical errors still do occur, and the damages done to the affected patient can be devastating, both physically and financially. Patients who suffer an injury that was caused by hospital negligence may seek civil remedies for these damages. By pursuing a medical malpractice lawsuit, they might be eligible to receive financial restitution substantial enough to cover the various bills deriving from their injuries or illness.

Source: CBS News, "U.S. hospitals making fewer deadly errors, study finds", December 24, 2014

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Back to Top

Office Locations - Call today to schedule a consultation 1-866-516-5887

Law Offices Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, L.L.P. 122 E. 42nd Street, Suite 3800 | New York, NY 10168 | New York City Law Office

Law Offices Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, L.L.P. 16 Court Street | Brooklyn, NY 11241 | Brooklyn Law Office

Law Offices Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, L.L.P. 3101 Broadway | Astoria, NY 11106 | Astoria Law Office

Law Offices Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, L.L.P. 8900 Sutphin Blvd, Suite 501 | Queens, NY 11435 | Queens Law Office

Law Offices Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, L.L.P. 9201 4th Ave | Brooklyn, NY 11209 | Brooklyn Law Office

Firm News

Robert H. Wolff Named President
Firm Attorney, Robert H. Wolff is now the president of the New York City Bronx County Bar Association
About This Attorney