Florida Medical Malpractice Attorneys Often See Wrongful Deaths In Hospitals

Representing Orlando, Tampa, Miami and Nearby Areas of Florida

According to a recent study by Healthgrades, an average of 195,000 deaths in hospitals annually in 2000, 2001 and 2002 in the United States were caused by potentially preventable medical errors. Thirty seven million patient records were reviewed. This study was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in October 2003. This study supported an earlier study in 1999 by the Institute of Medicine which found that medical errors caused 98,000 deaths each year and should be considered a national epidemic.

 

If a loved one has died during a hospital admission, the cause of the wrongful death could have been medical malpractice. Florida’s medical malpractice laws are complex and navigating the legal system in a medical negligence case calls for an experienced medical malpractice attorney. Call CGWC for a free consultation and learn about your legal rights.