Preventable medical errors kill and seriously injure thousands of patients each year. If the Centers for Disease and Control were to include a category for preventable medical errors, it would account for the sixth leading cause of death in the United States.
Most types of medical negligence, including both are a preventable harm that could spare victims and their family members unnecessary pain and suffering.
According to a new analysis, approximately 12 million Americans could be affected by medical errors each year. One of the most recent studies that was conducted by Dr. Hardeep Singh, a researcher at the Veterans Affairs Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety, the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine, reveals that of these and mistakes, half could cause serious harm or even death.
This could mean that a patient who has varied conditions, such as a combination of heart failure, pneumonia and lung cancer, could have serious problems that remain unrecognized by a physician. While a may not be totally prevented, the patient should always be on the lookout for some kind of for possible missed opportunities. Singh’s new research should be a reminder that doctors are not always right and patients must play a key role in their own.
Legal Protection For Medical Malpractice
When a physician provides substandard care that results in injuries or death, the patient should seek the help of an experienced New York medical malpractice attorney to protect their legal rights.
At Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C., our 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 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 call Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C. at 1-800-529-9997.