We trust our doctors to provide us with the best care possible, but even medical professionals can make mistakes. In the worst case scenarios, health care providers willfully act in a negligent manner, sometimes leaving their patients in worse condition than when they began treatment.
The most common medical malpractice claims include wrongful death, misprescribed drugs, surgical errors, wrong-site surgeries, birth injuries, medication errors, misdiagnoses, and emergency room errors. Medical errors represent the third leading cause of death nationally, and studies have shown that at least 98,000 people die as a result of such errors annually.
In addition to tragic injuries or untimely deaths, medical malpractice also has a financial cost. The annual costs of medical malpractice are $29 billion, which comes in the form of health care expenses, lost income, lost household production, and other costs.
Medical malpractice cases are among the most heartbreaking we see at USClaims. Not only have victims lost their faith in the medical community, they’re also often required to undergo additional treatment to correct errors. The terror and cost of fixing such errors fall on helpless patients.
If you’ve been the victim of medical malpractice, you face a long fight. Pursuing your claim will prove costly and time-consuming. Many states cap medical malpractice damages, further complicating your fight for justice.
If you’re fighting for compensation for your injuries while also undergoing additional treatment, you’ll need financial support to keep your case going. We can help you focus on what’s important – your health – while your lawyer fights for a fair settlement.
If you’ve been injured by medical malpractice and need financial support now, contact USClaims today.