Researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have concluded that mistakes made in the medical profession are the third leading cause of death in the United States.
In a letter to the US Centers for Disease Control, Dr. Martin A. Makary, a Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine professor, says that more than 250,000 Americans die each year from preventable mistakes in four areas:
- Provider’s judgment,
- Skill or coordination of care,
- Diagnostic errors, and
- System defects and preventable adverse effects
Miller Law Firm has experience in representing individuals who have been injured or have died as a result of medical errors. We are fortunate to have great hospitals in North Carolina, and our law firm is located in close proximity to some of the most outstanding hospitals in the nation. Although medicine is not an exact science, and a bad outcome does not always mean there was a medical mistake, medical providers sometimes do make medical errors. Our firm has extensive knowledge and expertise in evaluating medical mistakes.
Injuries from medical negligence can result in serious injury, cerebral palsy, brain damage, paralysis or even death. If you or your loved ones have been impacted by a medical mistake or negligence, please contact us to help you pursue your claim. Often, such medical mistakes include:
- Failure to diagnose
- Anesthesia errors
- Birth and delivery injuries
- Emergency room errors