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Preventable Medical Errors – The New Killer

According to the Institute of Medicine, preventable medical errors are responsible for almost 100,000 deaths and over 1 million injuries every year. That means, that if the Center for Disease Control were to include it on their annual list of top killers, it would be the sixth leading cause of death in America. As the baby boomer population continues to age, the likelihood of preventable medical incidents occurring continues to increase.

A preventable medical error is an adverse effect of care, whether or not it is evident or harmful to the patient. This often includes an inaccurate or incomplete diagnosis or treatment of a disease, injury, syndrome, behavior, infection, or other ailment. Medical errors are associated with inexperienced physicians and nurses, new procedures, extremes of age, and complex or urgent care. Poor communication, improper documentation, illegible handwriting, inadequate nurse-to-patient ratios, and similarly named medications are also known to contribute to the problem.

If you or a loved one has fallen victim to a preventable medical error, Howard D. Popper, P.C., P.C. can help. We have fought for the rights of New Jersey residents for more than a quarter of a century. What sets us apart from our colleagues in the profession is our strong commitment to getting the best results for you. In a personal injury case, we will use our extensive skill, knowledge, experience and resources to find every last dollar for you. We will come to the hospital or your home to meet with you if you are unable to travel. Our law firm offers a free initial consultation and represents our clients on a contingency basis in personal injury claims (meaning you pay no fee unless we recover compensation for you). Email or call us toll free at 1-888-844-0776

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