3 Medical Malpractice Hospital Statistics You Didn’t Know About
Wednesday, November 4th, 2015 by Robert Messey, MD, JD | Posted In: Hospital Negligence, Medical Malpractice
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.