3 Medical Malpractice Hospital Statistics You Didn’t Know About

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015 by | Posted In: Hospital Negligence, Medical Malpractice

hospital medical malpracticeDoctors and other healthcare professionals are people in whom we place a great deal of blind trust. Several recent studies have revealed some surprising facts about hospitals.

  1. Up to 440,000 people die each year from hospital errors. In fact, this puts hospital errors as the third leading cause of death in the United States behind heart disease and cancer.
  2. Estimated 722,000 people will get a hospital acquired infection, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). And of that, about 10% will die from their infection.
  3. Harvard Medical School reports more errors occur in critical care units. Errors occur in “slips and lapses” as opposed to lack of knowledge.

If you or a loved one was permanently injured after a hospital stay, find out if you have a medical malpractice case or call our office immediately.

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