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In 1999, in the United States, 98,000 people died because of preventable hospital errors. Today, the situation is worse—an epidemic of preventable errors still exists in this country. According to the Journal of Patient Safety, this number is now estimated to be more than 400,000 deaths.
Medical errors are now the third leading cause of death in the United States, behind heart disease and cancer. Thousands are dying each day—not because of the condition that brought them to hospital—but because of preventable errors.
These may include:
- instruments left behind after surgery
- surgical errors
- anesthesia errors
- surgery on the wrong area
- post-surgery errors
- medication and drug dosage errors
- communication errors
- nursing errors
To find out whether you have a medical malpractice case in the State of Pennsylvania, you will need a law firm with experienced medical malpractice attorneys as well as experienced medical professionals. No medical malpractice case can be brought in the State of Pennsylvania without first being reviewed by a doctor specializing in the treatment in question.
At ThePhillyLawyers we have an array of lawyers and doctors—from cardiologists to oncologists—who will work alongside you and your family to make sure you have the strongest case possible and the most just reward.