If you or a family member has been the victim of a preventable medical
error, such as a
medication error, it is important that you seek and recover damages comparable with the
suffering you experienced. Medical malpractice often results in
brain damage, and/or
death. Don’t wait to speak to a Chicago medical malpractice lawyer at
Cavanagh Law Group about the legal options available to you and your family
at this time.
If you have suffered injuries as a result of a
surgical error, medical error or misdiagnosis, immediately contact an experienced Chicago
medical malpractice attorney at Cavanagh Law Group at (844) 515-2223
who can aggressively pursue your rights.
5 Surprising Medical Malpractice Facts
When patients suffer due to medical malpractice, the source of the incident
is typically correlated with some of the most egregious errors that have
to do with negligence. We hold doctors, nurses, and most health care professionals
to a high standard because we place ourselves under their care and have
to have confidence in their knowledge and skill to handle a medical situation
The problem is that medical errors happen quite frequently. Learn five
of the most surpriseing facts about medical malpractice in the United States.
Medical malpractice ranks third in the nation for causes of death - Medical malpractice comes just behind heart disease and cancer. This statistic
comes from the Journal of American Medical Association. The high incidence
of medical malpractice directly correlates to the billions of dollars
paid out by insurance companies to victims and their families.
“Never events” can occur up to 4, 000 times each year - A “never event” refers to a medical procedure that should never
happen. This might include leaving a foreign object or a surgical instrument,
such as a scalpel, inside of the patient’s body, operating on the
wrong body part, or performing the wrong or unnecessary surgical procedures,
Misdiagnosis is the most common type of medical malpractice - An incorrect diagnosis not only means that the patient is receiving the
wrong form of treatment, but also that the patient’s actual medical
condition is not being treated appropriately. In fact, the patient’s
condition could even worsen because the illness was not identified properly
and thus, the wrong treatment was prescribed. Proper diagnoses are crucial,
particularly in cases such as cancer, where early detection can mean the
difference between life or death.
Only one incident is officially recorded for every four that occur - Whether it is an injury or death, it takes four incidents before anything
is added to a medical record.
Doctors are responsible for less than five percent of half of the reported
medical malpractice cases - In other words, the same five percent of doctors are making life-threatening
errors for patients over and over. It is a wonder how these doctors continue
to practice medicine when they continuously commit the same errors of
involving medical negligence.
For those who have personally suffered or who have had a loved one suffer,
they may be able to take action in a medical malpractice lawsuit to reclaim
a portion of the damages and suffering caused by the incident.
How We Can Help
Cavanagh Law Group has long been known as a devoted defender of individual
rights in the event of a medical malpractice accident, and today that
experience has earned us a number of accolades throughout the nation. To date,
our team has earned
over $450 million for clients who’ve been subject to negligent behavior or activity. No matter
what sort of medical malpractice you may have suffered, we can help you
get a fair and full settlement for your injuries.
Contact Cavanagh Law Group Today
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a medical mistake,
and you believe your injuries were caused by professional negligence,
it is important to
consult with an attorney. Our Chicago medical malpractice lawyers can thoroughly investigate your
case to determine the nature of the accident and have the guilty party
held liable for your injuries and damages. There are
no upfront costs because we take all cases on a contingency basis. This means you pay nothing
unless we win your case.
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