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By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Medical Malpractice on Tuesday, June 21, 2016.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 600 women in the United States die each year due to pregnancy or delivery complications. An Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality report revealed that $17.4 billion was spent for maternal care with delivery-related complications in 2008 in the US. That year, 94% of women had some type of pregnancy complication.

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

According to statistics from the Brain Aneurysm Foundation, an estimated 6 million people, or 1 in 50, in the United States have a brain aneurysm. Annually, approximately 30,000 people, or about 8 to 10 per 100,000, in the country suffer a brain aneurysm rupture.

By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Medical Malpractice on Tuesday, May 31, 2016.

Alternative medicine is becoming increasingly popular among Americans for the treatment of various medical problems. Once considered a radical form of treatment, acupuncture is becoming an option in mainstream medicine. It is estimated 10% of Americans have tried acupuncture and that more than 1/3 would consider trying this form of treatment. Additionally, nearly 50% of physicians in the country have either referred patients to acupuncturists or would be willing to make such a referral.

By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Medical Malpractice on Sunday, May 29, 2016.

In 2007, there were approximately 117 million hospital emergency department (ED) visits across the United States. About 25% of all visits were covered by either the Medicaid or the States Children's Health Insurance Program. The number one cause of ED visits was unintentional falls. According to reports, the cost of ED-related malpractice cases totaled more than $1 billion in 2009 alone.

By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Medical Malpractice on Sunday, May 29, 2016.

As per reports released by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), approximately 2,449 medical malpractice cases were disposed of by either the jury or bench trial in state courts of general jurisdiction across the United States in 2005. Roughly 99% of these trials were decided by a jury. Plaintiffs prevailed in less than a quarter of trials involving medical malpractice.

By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Medical Malpractice on Thursday, May 26, 2016.

It is estimated that 14.6 million cosmetic surgeries are performed each year in the United States. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), 15.9 million surgical and minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures were performed in 2015, a 2% increase over 2014.In 2013, 1.1 million laser hair removals were completed.

By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Medical Malpractice on Thursday, May 26, 2016.

According to data from the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB), in 2014, there was an increase of 4.4% in total malpractice payout amounts in the United States. It came close to the $4 billion mark at $3,891,743,050. 40% of the payout was for medical malpractice cases in outpatient incidents while 46% were for inpatient cases.

By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Medical Malpractice on Monday, May 23, 2016.

Thousands of people in the United States are affected by dental malpractice each year. According to the American Board of Legal Medicine, 13.1% of all claims for professional malpractice are filed against dentists. Other statistics show that in any one year, 1.6% of dentists will face a civil malpractice lawsuit. Some of the top negligence categories include:

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

During the fiscal year 2008, 54 reported transfusion-related and potentially transfusion-related fatalities occurred in the United States, with subsequent reports of 66 in 2009 and 64 in 2010. Preventable medical errors rank third among the leading causes of death in the nation, claiming more than 400,000 lives each year. These errors cost the country tens of billions of dollars a year.

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