Monday, May 16, 2011

Hospital Errors still a Problem in the United States

In 1999, the Institute of Medicine reported that hospital errors cause up to 98,000 deaths and over 1 million injuries a year in the United States.

Just 12 years later, a new study, published in the April 2011 issue of Health Affairs magazine, reported that hospital errors are ten times greater than what was previously reported. Hospital errors included medication errors, failure to correctly diagnose or treat patients, and mistakes during surgery.

If a loved one has died or if you are suffering from the consequences of medical malpractice, it is important to call The Thurswell Law Firm at once.

Call toll-free 1.866.354.5544 for a free consultation. No recovery, no fee.

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