When you are sick or injured, you expect that the medical professionals you seek treatment from will help you, not negligently hurt you. However, recent studies show that medical errors are the third leading cause of all deaths in the United States. These preventable medical errors have profound impacts on those who are injured, the families of those injured, and our society.
The most common medical malpractice injuries include infection, stroke, deformity, sepsis, nerve damage, brain damage, and death. The causes of these injuries can vary from physician failures to diagnose or poor surgery technique to poor training of nursing staff. Oftentimes the root cause is simply failing to pay proper attention to the patient’s signs and symptoms.