• Malpractice statistics staggering

    Posted on October 19th, 2009 admin No comments

    According to an article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), over 119,000 people die each year due to medical malpractice. Medical malpractice has become the third leading cause of death in the United States, after deaths from heart disease and cancer.

    The JAMA article also broke down the following medical malpractice statistics:

    12,000 deaths/year from unnecessary surgery

    7,000 deaths/year from medication errors in hospitals

    20,000 deaths/year from other errors in hospitals

    80,000 deaths/year from infections in hospitals

    It is astounding that medical professionals are still making these errors each year. If your life has been significantly altered since a medial malpractice incident, don’t wait any longer. Contact an experienced Ohio malpractice attorney at Linton & Hirshman. Our attorneys have over 90 years of collective experience in medical malpractice cases and we understand how your life will never be the same due to someone else’s negligence.

    Wouldn’t you like to talk with someone who understands what the future may bring when considering things like future medical costs and loss of income? Tobias J. Hirshman, Ellen Hobbs Hirshman, and Robert F. Linton, Jr., have the compassion and patience to evaluate the severity of your malpractice injury. Wouldn’t you want a seasoned Ohio malpractice attorney that is familiar with Ohio’s malpractice laws representing you and your family?

    When a medical professional makes a serious error in your treatment, you have rights. An experienced Ohio malpractice attorney will help you navigate a complex malpractice case. Ohio’s malpractice attorneys at Linton & Hirshman have a wealth of experience in malpractice cases in Ohio. We understand the grave effect a medical professional’s negligence can cause to you or a family member. Our job is to work diligently to protect your rights to compensation.

    While you and your family focus on moving forward and adjusting to the new challenges in your life caused by someone else’s negligence, Linton & Hirshman has the significant resources needed to effectively develop and argue your malpractice case. We will identify witnesses, care providers, and research all relevant evidence in your case while treating you with compassion and respect.

    Call Linton & Hirshman today for a free consultation for your Ohio malpractice case. Home and hospital appointments are available. We are located in the warehouse district of Cleveland, Ohio, close to the state and federal courthouses.

    Sources:
    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, US Dept of Health and Services

    http://www.ahrq.gov/

    Wikipedia – malpractice

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malpractice

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