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By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Medical Malpractice on Sunday, April 24, 2016.

According to the American Medical Association, medical malpractice lawsuits have been filed against 42% of physicians in the United States at some point in their careers. 20% were sued two times during their professional lives. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), over 24.4 million people aged 40 years and older in the US are affected by cataracts and over 2.7 million are affected by glaucoma. Needless to say, countless eye surgery is performed every year.

By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Medical Malpractice on Sunday, April 24, 2016.

According to the American Chiropractic Association, close to 20 million people visit a chiropractor's office to get relief from various aches and pains and conditions each year. According to the Global Burden of Disease 2010, low back pain is the main cause of disability across the world. People in the United States spend at least $50 billion each year on back pain and 50% of all working in the US report that they have symptoms of back pain every year.

By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Medical Malpractice on Wednesday, April 20, 2016.

According to the National Practitioner Data Bank, the total payout for medical malpractice in 2014 was $3,891,743,050. Statistics reveal that 33% of medical malpractice allegations involved misdiagnosis, while 28% pertained to surgery errors. 18% of payout money for medical practice was for treatment errors.

By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Medical Malpractice on Saturday, April 16, 2016.

According to a Harvard University study, every year, about 95,000 people in the United States are killed by medical malpractice in hospitals. Another 400,000 are victims of medical errors and medical negligence. According to a US government report, it is estimated that about 10% of physicians require discipline that range from supervision to loss of license. However, disciplinary action is taken against only six-tenths of 1%.

By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Medical Malpractice on Saturday, April 16, 2016.

According to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the third leading cause of death in the United States is medical negligence. It falls right behind heart disease and cancer. In 2012, the cost of medical malpractice payouts was more than $3 billion, which was an average of 1 payout every 43 minutes. About 65,000 to 200,000 deaths are caused each year by medical accidents. According to hospital records, 25,000 to 120,000 deaths are a result of medical malpractice or negligence every year.

By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Medical Malpractice on Friday, April 15, 2016.

Medical malpractice is one of the most serious problems in the United States, falling behind only cancer and heart disease as the number one cause of death in the country. According to a Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) article, there are as many as 225,000 deaths caused by medical malpractice every year. These can be divided into different subcategories:

By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Medical Malpractice on Wednesday, April 13, 2016.

According to a 2014 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2012, there were over 29 million, 9.3%, people in the United States with diabetes; 1 in 4 does not know that they have the condition. Of the 29+ million, 21.0 million were diagnosed while 8.1 million were undiagnosed. 1.7 million people over the age of 20 were newly diagnosed with diabetes (this was in 2012).

By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Medical Malpractice on Saturday, April 09, 2016.

The most common surgical procedure in hospitals in the United States is caesarean sections. The national c-section rate was 32.9% in 2009 and in 2014, it was 32.2%. According to a World Health Organization (WHO) report, there are significant improvements as the c-section rate tops 10%, but there is no evidence that there will be a continual improvement in health care quality once the rate in a country exceeds 15%.

By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Medical Malpractice on Saturday, April 09, 2016.

Every year, approximately 440,000 people in the United States are killed every year as a result of hospital, physician, and nurse errors. According to Diederich Healthcare's 2013 Medical Malpractice Payout Analysis, $3.6 billion was spent in medical malpractice payouts. This accounted for 12,142 total malpractice payouts, which is one every 43 minutes.

By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Medical Malpractice on Saturday, April 09, 2016.

In the last few decades, the number of ectopic pregnancies has seen a dramatic increase. According to a 2002 Obstetrics and Gynecology-published study, approximately 40% of pregnancies that are diagnosed as ectopic are later shown to be normal intrauterine pregnancies. In 2014, there were 14 pregnancy-related lawsuits filed by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

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