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Medical Malpractice is currently the third leading cause of death in the United States. Most cases involve medical error when the treatment provided falls below the accepted standard of practice in the medical community and causes patient injury or death.
Medical Malpractice attorneys Harrison Green and Bud Schneble provide over forty years of combined, successful experience with medical malpractice cases in Ohio and Indiana. Standards and regulations for medical malpractice vary by country and jurisdiction. Establishing the acceptable standard of medical error requires an attorney with his experience.
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Even though we trust doctors and nurses they do sometimes make mistakes and just like the rest of us they must be accountable for the harm they cause.
Professional people hold themselves out as having more than average abilities by virtue of the services they offer and supply. Approximately 200,000 people in the United States die each year due to medical errors by medical professionals and prescription errors, according to a recent report from the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
A medical error is a preventable adverse effect of care and might include an inaccurate or incomplete diagnosis or treatment.
It was reported that 12,000 deaths a year result from unnecessary surgery – 7000 from medication errors in hospitals – 20,000 deaths are caused by other hospital errors – 80,000 deaths a year from hospital born infections and 106,000 deaths a year from non-error, adverse effects of medications.
More than 13,000 doctors in the United States have been disciplined for serious incompetence or misconduct, including drug abuse, negligence, substandard patient care, Medicaid fraud and patient sexual abuse. According to a study by Washington Health Group, most of those physicians continue to treat patients and retain their licenses. State confidentiality laws make it nearly impossible to find out the background information on a doctor, even if that doctor has been disciplined for incompetence or negligence. Recent studies confirm that a small percentage of doctors are responsible for the vast majority of injuries caused by substandard care. This reaffirms our general perception that most doctors are good doctors, and worthy of our trust.