How many people a year die in the hospital from medical mistakes as compared to other causes of death in the United States?
- In 2011, there were 31,000 Americans who died as a result of a gunshot wound.
- In 2011, there were 33,000 motor vehicle accidents that resulted in death.
Medical Errors Increase Causing More Unnecessary Deaths In Hospitals
Medical errors have continued at an unacceptable rate for almost two decades. Medical errors in hospitals alone result in over 90,000 preventable deaths per year according to the staff at the Department of Health and Human Services. In 2010 the U.S government started the Partnership for Patients:...
Do You Need An Illinois Malpractice Lawyer?
An Illinois malpractice lawyer should be contacted if you or a family member suffers a hospital acquired illness or injury that could have been prevented. While problems within the U.S. health care system are widely recognized, a recent report by Commonwealth Fund reports that “Chicago is a health care market marked...