Connecticut Medical Malpractice: Medical Error Is 3rd Leading Cause Of Death

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018 by | Posted In: Medical Malpractice, Uncategorized

A recent study from Johns Hopkins cites medical errors as the third leading cause of death in the United States. That study reports over 250,000 deaths each year from medical error, but some think that number could be as high as 440,000.

When our Connecticut medical malpractice team begins an investigation into a new case involving a medical error, we begin by gathering the facts. Patient data is reported using codes. Currently, no code is used for death by error, therefore collecting data requires persistence and investigation; something our team does well.

It is not just a surgical error that is medical malpractice. It is also medication prescription/dispensing errors, communication errors, equipment malfunctions, just to name a few.

If you or your loved one suffered a catastrophic injury and question the level of care you received, contact our firm immediately. Our Connecticut medical malpractice team comprises a doctor/attorney, Robert Messey, and a nurse/attorney, Gayle Sullivan. They will begin an immediate legal and medical investigation into your care.

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