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Medical Mistakes Alarmingly High in U.S. Hospitals

Ohio Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Ohio Medical Malpractice Lawyers Want to Bring Improvement in Medical Care

The decision to pursue a medical malpractice case on behalf of a injured patient is not one that our firm takes lightly. As lawyers who specialize in medical malpractice law, we will be the first ones to tell you that doctors have difficult jobs and most of them do excellent work for their patients. However, we also acknowledge that far too many preventable medical errors occur every day in hospitals throughout our country which result in serious injury and death. Indeed, according to a recent study in the Journal of Patient Safety, between 210,000 and 440,000 patients each year who go to a hospital for care suffer some type of preventable harm that contributes to their death, making medical errors the third leading cause of death in America behind heart disease and cancer. This is a shocking and terrifying statistic.

One of the main reasons that Rourke and Blumenthal handles medical malpractice cases is because we hope and believe that our work representing injured patients will help bring about improvements in medical care in Ohio and throughout the country. Medical errors being the third leading cause of death in our country is inexcusable and needs to be improved.

Read entire article in the Journal of Patient Safety: How Many Die from Medical Mistakes in U.S. Hospitals?