Medical Malpractice

May 5, 2016

Medical Errors Are Third Leading Cause of Deaths in U.S.

It might come as a surprise to learn that, just behind heart disease and cancer, errors in the medical field are the leading cause of death in the United States. A new study by Drs. Makary and Daniel and Johns Hopkins estimates that there are 251,454 deaths due to medical errors every year, and they [...]
June 30, 2015

Medical Malpractice Costs Lives

If you or someone you love has been injured at the hands of a medical professional, you probably do not think your situation is a “frivolous” one. Despite the number of injuries skyrocketing in our country due to medical malpractice, doctors believe that that there is an “epidemic of frivolous lawsuits” being brought against them. [...]
August 21, 2014

Medical Errors Could Be Third Leading Cause of Death in the U.S.

Medical Errors Could Be Third Leading Cause of Death in the Brayton Purcell LLP | Aug 21, 2014 | Medical Malpractice | According to a study in Journal of Patient Safety, “A New, Evidence-based Estimate of Patient Harms Associated with Hospital Care,” deaths from medical errors in the U.S. may be between 210,000 and [...]
April 25, 2014

Supporting the Troy and Alana Pack Patient Safety Act

Medical malpractice in the United States is a much bigger problem than most citizens are aware of. While in 1984 it was estimated that 98,000 Americans per year died from medical errors, today that number is somewhere between 200,000 and 400,000. Even more patients suffer through the negligence and live to tell the story. There [...]
April 2, 2014

Death Toll from Medical Negligence Reaches New High

by Brayton Purcell LLPApr 2, 2014Medical MalpracticeDo you put complete trust in your doctor? Many patients who are admitted to hospitals believe that the medical professional in charge of their treatment is providing it in a competent and responsible way. Most are unaware that an estimated 200,000 to 400,000 patients die each year from medical [...]