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Each year, hundreds of thousands of adults and children are injured or die as a direct result of medical errors. According to at least one study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and conducted by the Institute of Medicine (IOC) medical malpractice is reportedly the third leading cause of death among Americans.
The report, entitled “To err is human,” which was issued by the IOM’s Quality of Health Care in America Project, describes two studies that attribute up to 100,000 deaths per year to medical mistakes. According to published statistics, 12,000 deaths per year due to unnecessary surgery; 7000 deaths per year due to medication errors in hospitals; 20,000 deaths per year due to other errors in hospitals; 80,000 deaths per year due to infections in hospitals; and 106,000 deaths per year due to negative effects of drugs. Despite baseless claims by both the medical profession and the insurance giants that insure them, the rising costs of medical malpractice insurance are more directly tied to poor investment returns by the insurance companies, than the result of “frivolous” lawsuits.
Medical malpractice cases come in many forms, and as the result of many different types of cases. The most common include:
- Incorrect diagnosis or Failure to Diagnose: This type of medical malpractice case is the most common and often leads to a delay in treatment or health complications.
- Errors during Surgery: Whether an error in anesthesia, accidental damage to a body part, or a complication resulting from the surgery, these can leave the patient with serious medical problems, and, in extreme cases, death.
- Failure to Treat: If your doctor fails to treat you properly for your condition, including discharging you too early and/or failure to follow-up post-treatment, you may have a medical malpractice case.
- Prescription Errors: This type of error varies greatly and can occur at the hospital, pharmacy or recovery facility.
Medical Malpractice Lawyers, Boston, Massachusetts
Parker Scheer lawyers have successfully represented scores of adults and children injured or killed as a result of medical errors. Medical malpractice litigation remains one of the most complex areas of Massachusetts personal injury law. When selecting an attorney to handle your important medical malpractice case, choose a law firm with a proven record of success. There is never a fee for an initial consultation and all cases are handled on a contingent fee basis, meaning there is no legal fee charged until we recover for you.
Find Out If You Have A Medical Malpractice Case in Massachusetts
If you have suffered an injury due to doctor’s negligence or medical malpractice, contact our medical malpractice lawyers for a free confidential case review and receive a response within hours, or call (617) 886-0500 . If you need a medical malpractice lawyer outside of Massachusetts, contact us for a referral.