Emergency Center Malpractice
Medical Mistakes Are More Deadly Than Auto Accidents But Emergency Room Malpractice Victims Often Lose Out on Rights
Medical professionals kill far more people each year because of mistakes than the number killed in automobile crashes. The American Institute of Medicine reports that medical errors kill up to 95,000 people per year. Doctor prescription errors injure more than 1.3 million persons annually.
Wrongful deaths caused by cancer misdiagnosis are on the rise despite advances made breast cancer screening. The average intensive care unit patient experiences almost two errors per day, many serious or fatal. If these same medical negligence levels were applied to airlines, it would equal two bad landings a day! Medical malpractice also can cause disability, disfigurement, paralysis, amputation, brain injury, or birth trauma.
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners reports that the number of new medical malpractice claims actually declined by about four percent from 1995 to 2000? Has your doctor told you that medical malpractice insurance rates have risen by less than half the increase in total medical costs since 1987? The Consumer Federation of America points out that insurance companies are raising rates because of poor returns on investments, not because of increased litigation or jury awards.
You should not be concerned about your legitimate lawsuit driving up malpractice premiums or driving your doctor out of business. You should think about the findings of Harvard researchers that only one malpractice claim is made for every eight hospital injuries. For every medical error reported, 50 go unreported. And the Physician Insurer Association of America admits that malpractice plaintiffs drop 10 times more claims than they pursue. You do not want to be kind to bad doctors.
If you believe you might be a victim of medical malpractice, Cochran & Foley wants you to seek the justice you deserve. If you don’t, doctors are given a green light to careless doctors to continue causing unnecessary pain, suffering, disfigurement, permanent disability and death for thousands of people like yourself.
If you believe you are a victim of emergency room medical malpractice, let Cochran, Foley & Associates fight for your rights. There is no obligation for case evaluation and no fee is charged unless a recovery is made.
The Law Offices of Cochran, Foley & Associates, P.C. is dedicated to representing individuals and families who have suffered catastrophic losses as a result of injuries, disabilities and death. The firm does not represent insurance companies or corporations but instead bases its practice upon representing individuals and families.