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Surgery errors make up about 34% of medical malpractice claims.
About 93% of all medical malpractice cases are resolved before trial.
More than $3 billion was spent in medical malpractice payouts in 2012 alone.
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Errors in surgery, misdiagnosis and other medical mistakes can cause serious injury, or even death. Similarly, when a doctor or nurse fails to respond appropriately to signs of distress during labor, causing the birth of a child with unnecessary illnesses or disabilities, he or she is negligent.
Damages awarded to victims of medical malpractice can include past and future medical expenses, past and future wage loss, compensation for disfigurement, loss of a normal life, loss of consortium (benefits of a relationship), and pain and suffering. The facts of the case and the extent of injury determine the award paid by the medical professionalâ€™s malpractice insurance carrier.
We trust licensed medical practitioners with our lives. If you or someone you know finds this trust betrayed and is a victim of medical malpractice, contact us. Medical malpractice is a complicated area of law, and difficult to prove. Our experienced lawyers have handled many medical malpractice cases with great success. Let us help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
- Journal of the American Medical Association
- New England Journal of Medicine