Study Cites Medical Negligence as Being Third Leading Cause of Death
We tend to think that doctors always have our best interests at heart and actually most of them do. However, it’s important to remember that doctors are only human and occasionally they can make mistakes. More often than not those mistakes can be avoided, but when they’re not the result is medical negligence.
As your St. Louis medical malpractice attorney, we find it interesting that a recent study indicates that medical errors are actually the third leading cause of death in the United States. This statistic is staggering and it certainly calls for some changes in the world of medicine.
An article, which was found on a CBS website, discusses illnesses that were contracted in the hospital that should have never been contracted. For example, an elderly gentleman who was admitted for a respiratory virus, ended up being exposed to many different strains of bacteria while he was there. Eventually, he died from complications. These types of things happen all the time, and yes, they also happen right here in St. Louis.
One attorney noted that almost 90% of all malpractice cases go unreported and that should certainly not be the case. As your St. Louis medical malpractice attorney, we want you to know that if you’re a victim of medical negligence your case is important to us. Contact us to talk about what happened and we’ll fight hard to get you appropriate compensation.