A recent study estimates that 210,000 to 440,000 people die each year due to medical mistakes (“negligence”). This makes medical mistakes the third leading cause of death in the United States. These numbers do not include harms caused by medical mistakes in which the patient survives. Many times the patient or his family do not know the medical mistake occurred. Rarely will a medical provider tell the patient or his family that a mistake has occurred.
The mistakes can be made by doctors, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, and other health care providers. The law states that medical providers are to be held accountable for the harms they cause due to their negligence.
Some of the claims we have handled include: failure to diagnose, misdiagnosis, errors in surgery, nursing, medication, anesthesia, emergency room and childbirth errors.
The amount of time that a patient is allowed under the law to make a claim due to a medical mistake (“negligence”) is shorter than most other types of claims. Therefore, if you believe that you or a family member have been the victim of a medical mistake, contact Sticklen & Dreyer at 888-959-5445.
Medical mistake cases often involve complex medical issues. It is important that if you or a family member were injured due to the mistake of a medical professional that you contact an attorney who has experience in investigations, negotiations, and trials of these types of cases. The attorneys at Sticklen & Dreyer have over 45 years of combined experience with medical mistake cases. Call us at 888-959-5445 and schedule a free consultation to discuss your legal rights.