Medical Errors Fifth Leading Cause of Death in U.S.A.

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According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, medical errors are the fifth leading cause of death in the United States, with up to 98,000 deaths annually resulting from medical errors. MRG’s new report, entitled U.S. Markets for Acute Care Clinical Information Systems, such medical errors are caused by miscommunication, errors in transcribing doctors’ orders, adverse drug events, and incomplete medical records, as well as overcrowded, understaffed clinical areas with complex workflow patterns and incomplete or inefficient communication between disciplines and clinical areas.

If you believe that you or a loved one has been the victim of a medical error, the experience trial attorneys at CGWC may be able to help. While recent tort reform laws and constitutional amendments have driven many attorneys away from representing victims of medical malpractice, we consider it our obligation to remain available to those injured or killed by the negligence of hospitals, doctors, nurses, or other health care providers where justice demands it.