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Medical Errors are Fifth-Leading Cause of Death

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Research has shown that preventable medical errors are the fifth-leading cause of death in the United States; some reports indicate that medical errors might rank as high as the third-leading cause of death. Medical malpractice claims give people who have suffered injury, illness or lost a loved one due to a medical error a source of recourse to pay for all physical, mental and emotional damages related to the error.

The Institute of Medicine has stated that medical errors claim more lives than breast cancer, traffic accidents and AIDs, combined. Healthcare professionals are human; however, a system of checks-and-balances must be utilized in medical facilities to prevent such tragedies throughout our country.

Types of Medical Errors

Preventable falls, surgical mistakes, ER mishaps, miscommunications and failed communications result in injuries, illnesses and deaths. Patients and their loved ones must realize the need to question anything that seems alarming or wrong, and not feel intimidated by thinking their doctor knows best. Negligence has no place in our healthcare facilities. Doctors, nurses, surgeons and pharmacists can make mistakes that could cost you your life.

Representation for Medical Malpractice

Many medical malpractice claims are lost in the courtroom due to the misconception that doctors have an unfair burden upon them. The attorneys at Kamerow Law recognize the challenge of proving that negligent behavior caused your loss, and we will advocate for you and your family to recover monetary damages that can help you move forward with your life. Medical professionals do not need to be immune to being held accountable for their preventable medical mistakes. In fact, the opposite is true; medical professionals must be held liable to reduce the number of errors that are now the fifth-leading cause of death in our country.