We know that the last thing on your mind when you need emergency medical care is to get on the internet and figure out what ratings the local hospitals have. You just want to get treatment for your injury or illness. However, a recent story in USA Today tells us that patients have a higher risk of dying from medical mistakes at lower rated hospitals.
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The USA Today article we want to discuss today focused on data from 2,600 US hospitals since 2016. They have found that some of the country’s most dangerous hospitals have become even riskier for patients.
A non-profit called Leapfrog Group issues grades to hospitals based on safety and quality ranging from A to F. The CEO of the group, Leah Binder, says that nearly all of the mistakes they track are preventable. “These are avoidable deaths – the deaths that are accidental or the result of a mistake made in the hospital,” she said.
There is a range of things that can go wrong when the medical professionals in a hospital or doctor’s office setting are careless or negligent. We know that, according to Johns Hopkins researchers, medical mistakes are the third leading cause of death in the US. They often occur due to:
You do not have to continue to be the victim in the aftermath of a medical mistake. If the negligence or carelessness of a healthcare professional has caused you or a loved one harm, The Weitz Firm is ready to step in and fight for you.
Our knowledgeable and experienced team will get to the bottom of what happened so we can secure the compensation you deserve. This can include: