According to a study conducted by John's Hopkins in 2016, it is estimated that more than 250,000 deaths occur in the United States each year due to some form of medical error.
What Are Medical Errors?
A medical error is a preventable adverse effect of care that you suffer at the hands of a healthcare professional or related employees which causes you harm. There are many types of medical errors, some of which include:
The same researchers who conducted the John’s Hopkins study reveal that medical errors aren’t simply due to inherently bad doctors. Instead, researchers say that most errors are representative of problems within the healthcare system including uncoordinated care, fragmented insurance networks, the absence of protocols, and variation in doctor practice patterns that lack accountability.
What Causes Medical Errors?
There are many causes of medical errors, but the most prevalent and reoccurring ones include:
Medical malpractice lawsuits generally occur so that you may gain legal consideration for:
If you are seeking legal consideration for a medical error, then it is best to consult with a medical malpractice lawyer who is well-versed in the laws specific to your state.
Your medical malpractice lawyer will be able to guide you through the basic steps of bringing a medical malpractice lawsuit forward. These steps include:
If you believe that you or a family member may have been a victim of a medical error, please contact the medical malpractice lawyers of Rosenburg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff LLP in NYC today and speak to one of our medical malpractice attorneys.
When you are ready to talk, we are ready to listen. Call 1-866-516-5887 for a free, confidential consultation.
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.
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