Reasons that led to increase in medical malpractice

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It is estimated that medical errors cause up to 98,000 deaths each year. When these errors are found to be preventable or due to the negligence of a healthcare professional, it may be considered …

It is estimated that medical errors cause up to 98,000 deaths each year. When these errors are found to be preventable or due to the negligence of a healthcare professional, it may be considered medical malpractice. It is imperative to contact an experienced Lawyer if this has occurred to you or a family member.
Contact: Ganim Injury Lawyers Phone: (203)445-6542 or(877)828-4279, Email: george@ganiminjurylawyers.com, Website: www.ganiminjurylawyers.com

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  • 1. Disclaimer: The tips in this presentation are general in nature. Please use your discretion while following them. The author does not guarantee legal validity of the tips contained herein. www.ganiminjurylawyers.com Phone: (203)445-6542 E-mail: george@ganiminjurylawyers.com Reasons that led to increase in medical malpractice
  • 2. • Medical malpractice is the third largest cause of death after heart diseases and cancer in USA. • Over the years, medical malpractice has increased in many parts of the world.
  • 3. Some of the common reasons that brought forward increase in medical malpractice cases are:
  • 4. 1. Misdiagnosis • Any kind of delay or negligence in treatment is considered to be medical malpractice, which may even lead a person to gradual death. • Sometimes, unnecessary treatment or medical error also results to an increase in medical malpractice case numbers. • About 90, 000 people die annually due to medical errors.
  • 5. 2. Elder Abuse and Misconduct • Elderly patients are neglected of proper treatment or treated poorly. This is also considered as a medical malpractice. • There were about 9,103 complaints received during 2008- 2009 the respective year for medical malpractice in context to misconduct. • A 24% increase than the complain reports before five years.
  • 6. 3. Pharmaceutical Errors • Pharmaceutical errors comprise approximately one-fourth of all medical malpractice cases. • About 840,000 medication errors were recorded in hospitals across US between the years 1999 and 2005. • Use of wrong medicines, drug name mix ups, prescription of harmful medicines, etc. are the major kind of pharmaceutical errors.
  • 7. Contact Us: Ganim Injury Lawyers Medical Malpractice Attorney, Connecticut Phone: (203)445-6542 or(877)828-4279 Email: george@ganiminjurylawyers.com www.ganiminjurylawyers.com