Medical malpractice is, unfortunately, a risk we as patients take each time we receive medical treatment. Doctors are humans and can make errors in judgement; however, a doctor’s error can result in serious injury or in severe cases, even death. A question that you should ask after suffering injury by a medical professional is: could this injury have been prevented?
The results of a Harvard Medical Practice study exposed a shocking number of medical negligence cases that have gone unreported.
The study reviewed 2,671,863 patients, and out of those patients they discovered there were 98,609 adverse events. Out of those were 27,179 adverse events due to medical negligence.
That is over 27,000 unreported medical negligence cases in one year.
This number represents over 27,000 patients or patients’ families that were made victim by a doctor’s medical negligence. Additionally, the study identifies the following:
- Ages 64+ were at higher risk of receiving substandard quality of care
- The gender of a patient did not have a significant impact
- Older patients with pre-existing health issues received substandard medical care
Whether you, a parent, spouse, grandparent, child or a friend was severely injured by the negligence of a doctor, speak up… do not be a silent victim!
A doctor’s duty to his or her patient is to always provide a high standard of medical care, no matter what the medical history, insurance or complication is!
If you or a loved one has suffered a debilitating injury or even death by a medical professional’s substandard care, you need to call me immediately. Do not remain silent as these other 27,000 patients have in the past.
Author: Tim Misny | For over four decades, personal injury lawyer Tim Misny has represented the injured victim in birth injury, medical malpractice, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases, serving “Cleveland, Akron/Canton, Columbus, Dayton and neighboring communities.” You can reach Tim by email at misnylaw.com/ask-tim-a-question/ or call at 1 (800) 556-4769.