According to a Study by Johns Hopkins Medical Errors are Third-leading Cause of Death in U.S.

In a recent study performed at Johns Hopkins and published in 2016, medical errors are the third-leading cause of death in the United States of America. Dr. Martin Makary, a professor of surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and an authority on health reform. authored a 2016 letter to the Director of the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), patient safety experts at John Hopkins who analyzed medical death rate data over an eight-year period, have calculated that more than 250,000 deaths per year in the United States are due to medical error. Unfortunately, medical errors are not classified separately on death certificates and are under-reported. Victims of medical malpractice, or physician error, would not be able to ascertain this information by looking at a Death Certificate.

What is unsaid in this study, but abundantly clear, this study only relates to those who died as a result of medical negligence. Undoubtedly, many more cases exist concerning patients who were seriously or catastrophically injured by medical negligence. This is why it is critical for someone who believes that they, or a loved one, are the victim of medical malpractice to contact an experienced New York attorney with the expertise and resources to thoroughly investigate a potential claim and seek justice for those affected.

At Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, our attorneys work on a contingent fee basis, meaning representation is free of charge unless we recover compensation for our clients. As a result, clients can rest easy knowing that their case will receive the necessary attention and resources to maximize its potential recovery.

Have you suffered further injury or illness after receiving treatment from a medical provider? If so, you may be entitled to compensation. For a free, no-obligation consultation, call 212-406-1700 or contact us on-line. Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool will review your claim to see how we may be able to help you.