According to a study published in the health policy journal Health Affairs, 1 in every 3 patients in a hospital will endure some sort of medical malpractice.
The study was performed by a group of medical professionals from the University of Utah. The group determined that while some improvements have consistently been made, the health system is in dire need of serious reform. Editor-in-chief of Health Affairs, Susan Dentzer, commented on the findings of the University of Utah research team:
“Without doubt, we’ve seen improvements in health care over the past decade, and even pockets of excellence, but overall progress has been agonizingly slow.
It’s clear that we still have a great deal of work to do in order to achieve a health care system that is consistently high-quality — that is, safe, effective, patient-centered, efficient, timely, and devoid of disparities based on race or ethnicity.”
What Kinds of Errors are Patients Suffering From?
Among a myriad of errors that hospital employees can make on the job, the following seem to be the ones that occur most often:
– Surgical supplies left inside patients
– Staph infections
– Wrong drugs and/or dosages
– Performing procedures on the wrong side of the body
Medical Malpractice Attorneys in New Jersey and Philadelphia
Medical malpractice is a serious issue plaguing our current healthcare system. It seems that many health care facilities prefer to overwork their medical professionals in order to fill more beds and collect more payment than to know their limits in order to provide good and attentive care.
Don’t let yourself or your loved ones become a statisitic. If you have suffered from any type of medical malpractice, contact the Mininno Law Office for a free case evaluation. You may also call for a free consultation at (856) 833-0600 in New Jersey, or (215) 567-2380 in Philadelphia.
The medical malpractice attorneys at the Mininno Law Office are dedicated to earning compensation for those seriously injured by medical error.