“Everybody makes mistakes!” The average worker makes mistakes on a daily basis regardless of their respective industry. However, there are not that many employees within the workforce whose mistakes can either cause the loss of someone’s life or severe, detrimental damage in the lives of the survivors. This is the type of negligence that all healthcare professionals have to be aware of on a daily basis. As soon as the provided treatment falls below standard of practice and causes the patient to either be injured or lose their life, these trained and educated professionals have entered into medical malpractice.
Almost 200,000 people die each year due to medical malpractice, negligence and human errors that occur in hospitals and other medical institutions. This number does not fully reflect the millions of people whose lives are drastically changed because of this negligence that have to suffer through it day after day. Jeffery S. Benjamin has been able to help many clients throughout his years of experience in medical malpractice lawsuits and getting these hospitals and healthcare professionals to provide sufficient compensation for these damages.
Are You a Victim of Medical Malpractice?
The Nubmers Never Lie
When we are experiencing problems with our doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals, it can become fairly easy to believe that we are the only ones going through those types of problems. However, statistics from confirmed studies over the years have clearly proven otherwise. Close to 200,000 people lose their lives annually because medical errors and medical malpractice and that is just in the United States. This does not reflect the overwhelming number of people that survive and have to suffer through the damage caused by medical errors. Along with understanding those numbers, though, you should also consider the numbers associated with the people that have done something about it. Instead of not taking action, between 15,000 and 19,000 medical malpractice suits are filed against doctors on a yearly basis throughout the US as well. Studies have confirmed that the average compensation amount that has resulted from these cases ranges between $290,000 for outpatient settings and a little over $360,000 for inpatient settings.
You Can Do Something about It
You and your family do not have to suffer because of the negligence and errors that are made each year by healthcare professionals. The men and women that work in this particular field have the lives of millions of people placed into their hands annually and the vast majority of them do their very best day in and day out. When another party’s negligence causes injury or loss that could have been avoided, the firm of Jeffrey S. Benjamin, P.A. is here to help.