A Nationwide Problem
Medical errors are now the third-leading cause of death in the United States. Although medical professionals go through extensive training to diagnose and treat a vast array of medical problems, preventable errors continue to threaten patients' lives on a daily basis.
Common types of health care negligence include:
- Failure to diagnose illnesses and conditions such as cancer, medication allergies and heart disease
- Surgical errors such as wrong-site surgery, erroneous cutting of tissue, and foreign objects left in the body
- Failure to review and act on known medical records
- Anesthesia errors
- Medication errors
- Birth injuries to the mother or the child
The struggle for many families is that they don't know where to begin once they suspect that hospital negligence was the cause of a death or disability. If you have questions about these matters, The Bryant Law Firm can help.