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Each year, approximately 225,000 people die in the United States because of medical malpractice, including sub-standard care, negligence, and patient abandonment.
Hospital and Surgical Care
While only 2% of medical malpractice victims seek legal action, it is believed that as many as 98,000 people die in hospitals each year because of medical error or negligence.
The Cost of Medical Malpractice
Medical health providers in the U.S. will pay as much as $7 billion this year for malpractice liability. For victims, the cumulative cost will be 4 times greater, at approximately $28 billion.
What Is Medical Malpractice?
Misdiagnosing Patient Illnesses
Injuries at Child Birth
State Malpractice Laws
When determining whether or not you have been the victim of medical malpractice by your physician, hospital or other health care provider, you should be fully aware of not only your rights but also your state's laws including statutes of limitations and maximum damage awards as they may vary from other states.
Knowing Your Patient Rights
If you have been treated by a physician, hospital or
medical care center and feel that you have suffered
additional injuries or illnesses as the result of negligence
or misdiagnosis, you have the right to discuss your
situation with an attorney. By not saying something, you
could be doing yourself more harm.
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