Medical Malpractice Statistics

There are many variables to consider One of these considerations is the potential for medical malpractice. One of the best ways to be prepared is to get as much information as you can. With a small amount of effort, there are several resources for getting medical malpractice statistics and news.

If you are getting ready for surgery, you can find out some of the risks associated with your surgery. Medical malpractice statistics can also give you a heads up if your doctor or hospital has had consistent issues. This way, you can get a second opinion or ask to switch hospitals if you feel it necessary.

When you are armed with information, you can make wise decisions and communicate efficiently with our attorney. Your research can help you know what questions to ask and what information you need to bring with you when contacting an attorney about your case.

Medical malpractice statistics can be very useful. Here are a few numbers:

In the NPDB Summary Report for years 1990 – 2004, 191,804 medical malpractice incidents were made regarding licensed physicians.  

The National Practitioner Databank reported that there were 1,530 medical malpractice reports filed with them regarding resident or intern physicians in the US between 1990-2004  Source: NPDB Summary Report, National Practitioner Data Bank.

In 75 of the largest counties in the US almost 33% of all malpractice trials were against non-surgeons. Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics.

18,999 medical malpractice payment reports made in the US for 2002. Source: 2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank.

In the year 2001 plaintiffs won 27% of medical malpractice cases. Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics

These medical malpractice statistics can be incredibly important in ensuring you are fully aware of, and prepared for any issues that can result due to a surgery. If you or someone you know has suffered because of the error of a healthcare professional, you must immediately consult a dedicated and experienced surgical accident attorney in order to begin your case. Let us help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today.

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These medical malpractice statistics are presented by Resource 4 Surgical Accidents