According to recent research by Johns Hopkins Medicine, medical errors are currently the third leading cause of death in the United States. It has been found that more than 250,000 deaths are caused by medical errors each year in the nation. 10% of all deaths in the US are a result of medical errors - cancer and heart disease are the top 2 causes of death.
According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, an estimated 2,449 medical malpractice cases were disposed of by jury or bench trial in general jurisdiction state courts in 2005 throughout the United States. Approximately 99% of these trials were decided by a jury.
As a patient who needs to undergo a surgery, you know that there is always a risk of something going wrong. While some complications are not the fault of a doctor or staff, the fact is that others are a direct result of human error. Surgical errors leave patients in pain, and they can even result in death. Sometimes patients need second surgeries to correct errors, too. What can you do to help prevent this from happening to you? Here are three tips.
On behalf of the VTE Impact Assessment Group, established investigators reported that nearly 1 million cases of venous thromboembolism (VTE) occur each year in the United States.
The annual plastic surgery procedural statistics reveals that in the year 2015 only, close to 15.9 million minimally-invasive and surgical procedures were performed in the United States - accounting for a 2% rise over 2014. Overall procedures have increased 115% since 2000 in the country, but the types of procedures that patients are opting to get are changing.
Ventricular septal defect, or VSD, is one of the most common congenital heart defects - ranking second to bicuspid aortic valve.
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Our client, a 5-year-old patient, receives almost $8 million in compensation from an NYC hospital in a medical malpractice claim won by Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolf. Representing the injured child with his team of legal and medical experts, Daniel Minc said, "It was great day for the family."
The case involved negligent care on the part of the hospital pediatric intensive care unit for failing to observe bleeding from a simple biopsy wound which caused neurological damage.