A new study released by Zippia reveals which states have the highest and lowest amount of malpractice lawsuits against medical practitioners in 2015. In New York the medical malpractice lawsuit rate was 19.3 per 100,000 that year.
Zippia used the data that based the format of this study from the National Practitioner Data Bank. The results are not what most people would have considered and are somewhat surprising. Louisiana comes first as that the state with the most medical malpractice lawsuits filed (44.1 lawsuits per 100,000 residents). It is followed by Oklahoma and Delaware with respectively 36.3 and 35.2 lawsuits per 100,000 residents.
New York State ranks at 31st with 19.3 medical malpractice lawsuits per 100,000 residents.
Hawaii, North Carolina, and Georgia rank as states with the least amount of medical practice lawsuits filed, with 4.9, 10.0 and 11.3 lawsuits filed per 100,00 respectively.
Although New York ranks towards the bottom of the list in 2015, it does not mean that New Yorkers are shielded from being subject to further injuries as a result of medical negligence.
Legal Protection For Medical Malpractice
Most states have laws that allow individuals who have been injured as a result of another party’s negligence or recklessness to seek compensation for their medical bills, pain and suffering, and loss of income. This is also true in the case of patients.
When a physician or any other healthcare professional provides substandard care that results in injuries or death, the patient should enlist the help of an attorney who specifically handles medical negligence to seek monetary compensation.
At Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C., our New York medical malpractice attorneys understand the ramifications of medical negligence on the patient and their family members. We are aggressive in getting our clients the full extent of the monetary compensation they are entitled to for the injuries they have suffered.
If you or a loved one was injured due to the negligent actions of a healthcare professional and would like to consult with an experienced New York medical malpractice attorney, please immediately call Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. at 1-800-529-9997.