Most of my friends know that med mal cases are not my specialty. In California, we have caps on pain and suffering that make these cases very difficult to achieve a recovery that can cover all the expert fees, and other costs to win such a case. But my friends in Arizona do take on these types of cases, and their laws are probably not identical to California. So I wanted to take a moment to give them an opportunity to educate you about their state as follows: Medical Malpractice is a growing problem across the country.
Not many are aware of the shocking statistics and many doctors do not want to admit it. Nearly 225,000 people a year die because of some sort of misconduct across the country. Though the statistics are high, there still isn’t a large investigation in to the reasons why these fatalities occur in the hands of medics; and to decrease this number on an annual basis.
Not only do these statistics show the high rate, but it also shows the low rate amount of claims that are actually made. Even worse, only about 2% of these claims are of people who attempt to protect their rights and get compensation using a lawyer.
Medical Misconduct has become the sixth highest cause of death in the United States.
It is estimated that approximately 7,000 people die from medication errors, 12,000 people die from unnecessary surgery, 20,000 people die from various other errors in hospitals, 80,000 people die from infections acquired in hospitals, and nearly 106,000 deaths occur every year from bad effects of medications. The numbers resulting in death are shocking and should prompt further investigation from the government into health care.
This type of offense seems to be a growing problem in the United States according to statistics. The only way to stop the amount of unethical behavior occurring is for patients to step forward and make claims against professionals and institutions. If you have been a victim contact a Phoenix Lawyer that is a specialist in wrongful death and personal injury. Not only will you be protecting your rights, but an experience attorney will know what signs of negligence have been conducted and can help you should you be a victim of this growing problem.
This has been an educational message to injured victims in Arizona from Zachar Law Firm at 3301 E Thunderbird Rd Phoenix, AZ 85032 (602) 494-4800.