Medical Malpractice Report

By Law Office of Mark Bush  Jan. 21, 2013 4:11p

The Center for Justice and Democracy at New York Law School published a medical malpractice report in September 2012 entitled "Briefing Book, Medical Malpractice: By the Numbers. The report gives numerous key statistics and facts about medical malpractice and health care issues in the U.S. According to the report, not that many patients who are injured due to medical error go on to file claims or lawsuits and those that do are not considered frivolous by experts. Medical malpractice cases are dropping and are generally low in their payouts and are caused by a relatively small number of incompetent medical practitioners who are almost never disciplined or otherwise held accountable by state medical boards.

The report goes on to show that those injured patients who are successful in their claims or lawsuits against medical practitioners generally receive settlements or payouts that are much lower than is generally believed. Huge payouts are usually cut and punitive damages are uncommon. According to many studies, including one by the American Association for Justice (AAJ), preventable medical errors occur in alarming numbers throughout the nation. The AAJ has called such errors the sixth biggest killer in the United States. Many medical errors go unreported, which means that medical malpractice may be committed in even larger numbers than the prevailing statistics show.

Medical Malpractice Legal Representation in San Diego, California

Medical malpractice cases are often highly technical and complex; they require the attention and care of a personal injury attorney who is qualified in this type of legal representation. If you or someone you love has suffered health damage or injury at the hands of a doctor, nurse, clinic, hospital, or any other type of health care practitioner in the San Diego area, you can depend on the legal experience and commitment of Attorney Mark Bush at the Law Office of Mark Bush, a Legion Counsel affiliated law firm.

The legal team at the firm has extensive experience in handling all types of personal injury cases, including those involving medical error and negligence, such as HMO managed care medical malpractice; Attorney Bush has been practicing in this field for more than 20 years. To get the capable legal care and assistance you need following any type of medical error or other personal injury, contact the firm for a free case evaluation.

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