1 in 20 Patients Harmed by Medical Errors, New Report Finds

According to a new report published in the British Medical Journal, 1 in 20 patients worldwide are harmed as a result of medical mistakes made during their medical care. Half of these errors are preventable and 12% of the preventable errors led to permanent disability or death. Although the report is the product of an international study, these findings are applicable to the United States where 1 in 5 Americans have experienced a medical error.

Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States. Medical providers must be held accountable for their malpractice. If someone you or someone you know has been injured as a result of a medical error, contact one of the experienced attorneys at Abramson, Brown & Dugan for a free consultation.