Medical malpractice is a leading cause of injury and death in the U.S.
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With an estimated 215,000 people dying every year as a result of medical errors, it ranks as the third leading cause of death in the country, as reported in a study published by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). According to the study, although medical error rates are significantly higher in the U.S. than in other developed countries, less than 10% of medical errors are reported.
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In 2019, the most recent year for which statistics are available, total insurance payouts for medical malpractice claims increased by 9.23% over the previous year, as reported in the Diederich Healthcare 2020 Medical Malpractice Payout Analysis.
Medical malpractice insurance companies paid out a total of $4,396,505,050 for claims based on medical errors in:
Categorized according to severity of outcome, percentages of this astronomical medical malpractice payout sum were for medical errors resulting in:
Under the California Code of Civil Procedure, professional negligence (medical malpractice) is defined as follows at CCP Section 340.5: “ ‘Professional negligence’ means a negligent act or omission by a healthcare provider in the rendering of professional services, which act or omission is the proximate cause of a personal injury or wrongful death, provided that such services are within the scope of services for which the provider is licensed and which are not within any restriction imposed by the licensing agency or licensed hospital.”
If you have been seriously injured through medical malpractice, you may have a claim for compensation against the negligent provider. To recover damages for your injuries, you must show that:
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