Johns Hopkins did a study within the last few years revealing medical error (Medical Malpractice)
to be the third-leading cause of death in the United States. According to this study, over 250,000 people die each year due to medical error.
Three Medical Students, along with the Professor of Surgery and Health Policy & Management at Johns Hopkins Medicine
wrote a letter to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) with their findings, in hopes they will change/update
the third-leading cause of death in the US to medical error.
Further research I’ve done states what is written above is not accurate. Now, you may be wondering why I’m going to tell you medical error
is the third-leading cause of death in the US, then turn around and state other research suggests it isn’t.
We have, as humans, a tendency to take the first thing we read or hear and run with it without doing further research to find out if it really is true.
Trust me, I’ve done it, and I almost did it with this post.
Taking one study and stating it as truth, or doing the bare minimum of research for this post, reminds me of when patients aren’t given the correct
medication for an illness/condition, or when another patient is misdiagnosed, or a medical professional fails to diagnose a serious disease, and the list goes on.
All persons should be treated with the upmost professional, competent, and well-rounded care, but when they’re not is when mistakes occur.
Smolen Law understands many, if not most, Medical Malpractice cases are preventable,
as well as the financial stress experienced by the patient and or their family.
We’ve fought to recover millions of dollars for innocent victims injured or killed due to the neglect of medical providers.
Contact us today @ 918-777-4LAW(4529)!