Medical Negligence Lawyer
It's estimated that over 43,000 people die in car accidents each year. Breast cancer claims over 42,000 a year and over 16,000 people die of AIDS each year. But there is another killer claiming many, many more lives each year. It's medical malpractice, called the "quiet killer" because you don't hear much about it. However, deaths from medical mistakes have reached such alarming numbers that you're going to be hearing a lot more about the subject in the future.
The President unveiled a series of initiatives in February 1999 intended to cut the incidence of medical errors in the United States by 50% within 5 years. As part of this initiative, the federal task force convened on September 11, 2000 to discuss ways to reduce medical negligence.
The National Summit on Medical Errors and Patient Safety Research was in response to a disturbing report released in November 1999 by the Institute of Medicine (IOM). The report, To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System http://books.nap.edu estimated that between 44,000 and 98,000 Americans die each year due to medical mistakes.
There are many different kinds of medical negligence, but some examples are: dispensing the wrong medicine or the wrong dose of medicine; improper reading of x-rays; transfusion errors; the misdiagnosis of a life-threatening condition; surgery on the wrong limb; accidents during surgery; infections related to treatment; birth trauma; preventable suicide; restraint-related injuries; burns, falls and pressure ulcers.
It is important to understand that not all bad outcomes in medicine are the result of medical malpractice. There are strict time limits that apply to bringing a medical negligence case to court. We will utilize the services of our full time in house registered nurse to help analyze your potential medical malpractice claims. If it is determined that your claim can be taken to the next step, our Savannah medical negligence attorneys have the knowledge and skills needed to defend your case.