What is medical malpractice?
Medical Malpractice occurs when an injury or death is caused by a doctor or other health care professional who has failed to meet the standard of care.
What are the statistics on medical errors?
According to the November 1999 report of the Institute of Medicine — medical errors are the eighth leading cause of death in this country-higher than motor vehicle accidents (43,458), breast cancer (42,297), or AIDS (16,516). About 7,000 people per year are estimated to die from medication errors alone-about 16 percent more deaths than the number attributable to work-related injuries.
Where do medical malpractice errors occur?
Errors occur not only in hospitals but in other health care settings, such as physicians’ offices, nursing homes, pharmacies, urgent care centers, and care delivered in the home.
If you believe that you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice, the Lawyers at Snyder & Snyder may be able to help you obtain financial compensation. Please review our website for additional information and email or call us at your convenience.
Written by Jesse E. Cox, Esq.