Medical Errors Are the Third-Highest Cause of Death in America
Researchers at Johns Hopkins University recently found that medical errors kill 250,000 Americans per year. That makes medical error the third-highest cause of death in the United States – behind only cancer and heart disease.
Every year, mistakes made by doctors or medical staff result in thousands of deaths nationwide. This statistic should be shocking and horrifying, but for the many Americans who have been affected by medical error, it may not be such a surprise.
Fortunately, if you or a loved one were injured or killed due to medical error, you do not have to suffer in silence. An experienced medical malpractice or personal injury lawyer can help you fight to hold negligent healthcare providers accountable.
What is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare professional, including a doctor, nurse, surgeon, or other medical employee, acts in a way that a reasonable member of his or her profession would not. This can include clerical errors, mistakes during surgery, and inaccurate prescriptions, among other mistakes.
When it comes to medical malpractice, someone else’s careless mistake can ruin your life. Victims of medical malpractice may find themselves with even higher healthcare costs than before. They may experience new injuries or maladies that cause them to miss work and lose wages. In the worst case scenario, medical malpractice can cause a preventable death.
Contact O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble Today
An experienced medical malpractice attorney in New Jersey can help you get the settlement you deserve. The amount of money you receive depends on the expertise and reputation of your lawyer. At O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble, we have a proven record of winning big settlements for our clients, including multimillion-dollar settlements.
At O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble, we believe in the importance of road safety. If you were injured by a reckless driver, that person should be held accountable for your injuries.
Contact the attorneys of O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble today to discuss whiplash injuries and potential negotiations. It is important to contact an attorney early to ensure the best possible outcome. Contact us online or call at (908) 928-9200 or 1-800-586-5817.