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Medical Errors Can Affect 1 in 4 Hospital Patients

Posted in Blog on August 22, 2016

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Medical errors include, but are not limited to, the misdiagnosis and/or mismanagement of an ailment that a patient is afflicted with. As discussed previously on our blog,  medical malpractice has been found to be the 3rd leading cause of death in the US. But did you also know that in a recent survey of more than 6,000 physicians, 96% felt diagnostic errors were preventable?

Medical errors can result in extreme, lifelong preventable injuries in affected patients. Medical malpractice suits can help to reduce the risk of medical error, as the threat of medical malpractice suits motivate hospitals to continually develop plans to improve patient care guidelines. 

The information below calls out the basics of medical error, stats about repeat offenders and how to protect yourself through awareness.

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The historical information and specific statistics displayed above are solely designed to provide general knowledge to the public and are being used as a part of attorney marketing. Cited statistics and statements were taken from research of various independent websites (referenced below). Weiss & Paarz did not take any steps to replicate the findings of any sources used in this infographic, nor were the numbers or results displayed above independently verified by Weiss & Paarz.

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