Many people think of hospitals as safe places to go and receive treatment for serious medical issues. People never expect that they may be a victim of medical malpractice and need to contact a medical malpractice attorney / personal injury lawyer.
In 1999, the Institute of Medicine published a famous report, which reported that up to 98,000 people a year die because of mistakes in hospitals.
The number was initially disputed, but is now widely accepted by doctors and hospital officials.
In 2010, the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services said that bad hospital care contributed to the deaths of 180,000 patients in Medicare alone in a given year.
Now, the Journal of Patient Safety that says the numbers may be much higher 210,000 – 440,000 patients each year who go to the hospital for care suffer some type of preventable harm that contributes to their death.
If true, that higher number would make medical mistakes the third leading cause of death in the United States.
McGraw & Strickland handle medical malpractices cases occurring right here in our community and across New Mexico.
If you need help from a medical malpractice attorney / personal injury attorney, you can contact McGraw & Strickland at (575) 323-1529.
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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