Medical Malpractice Third Leading Cause of Death

Medical Malpractice Third Leading Cause of Death

A recent study highlights the frequency, and lethality, of medical mistakes. More than 250,000 people die every year because of preventable medical errors. Mistakes can include not following proper procedure protocols, poor planning, errors in execution of a plan or other unintended acts. Yet, not surprisingly, insurance companies and their public relations machine blame the family left behind when a father, mother, spouse or sibling dies. Insurance companies are quick to blame lawyers who desperately fight against the system to get compensation to make up for the lost wages, the lost support and the lost love when a family member dies because of medical malpractice. Medical malpractice kills more people than suicide, guns and car crashes combined. It is tragic that the families left behind are victimized a second time by a well-moneyed monopoly who defend claims of malpractice by painting victims as ‘greedy.’

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Peter Summerill

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