Early detection is something the medical community stresses as one of the most important factors in identifying and curing serious diseases. When doctors fail to diagnose a disease or ailment, delays diagnosis, or misdiagnosis, a patient may lose all chances for recovery — and it could even become fatal in some cases.
Between 44,000 and 98,000 patients die annually in hospitals from preventable accidents. Medical malpractice is the delivery of substandard care or services by a doctor or other healthcare professionals. These errors cost an estimated $17 billion – $29 billion each year.
Surgical errors were the most prevalent type of allegation, and were associated with nearly one-third of malpractice actions. Other common allegations involved diagnosis (18.2 percent), non-surgical and non-medicine related treatments (18.7 percent), and patient safety issues unrelated to medical treatment, such as falls, injury during transport, assaults by third parties, or privacy and ethical allegations (11.6 percent). Read the entire 2012 Medical Malpractice Report by clicking here.
Generally, malpractice occurs when a professional fails to provide the quality of care that should reasonably be expected in the circumstances, with the result that the patient is harmed. If you think you have a medical malpractice claim, please contact The Eason Law Firm. The law limits the amount of time you have to file these claims.
The Eason Law firm has 10 years experience with handling Medical Malpractice claims and other personal injury lawsuits in Missouri and Illinois. Contact us today so we can begin evaluating your case.