The Role of America’s Civil Justice System in Protecting Patients’ Rights
Preventable medical errors kill and seriously injure hundreds of thousands of Americans every year. Any discussion of medical negligence that does not involve preventable medical errors ignores this fundamental problem. And while some would prefer to focus on doctors’ insurance premiums, health care costs, or alternative compensation systems – anything other than the negligence itself – reducing medical errors is the best way to address all the related problems. Preventing medical errors will lower health care costs, reduce doctors’ insurance premiums, and protect the health and well-being of patients.
The Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) seminal study of preventable medical errors estimated as many as 98,000 people die every year at a cost of $29 billion. If the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) were to include preventable medical errors as a category, these conclusions would make it the sixth leading cause of death in America.
If you or a loved one has been hurt due to medical and hospital negligence contact an experienced medical malpractice lawyer in New Port Richey for free consultation today.
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