Statistics show that each year, in the United States, approximately 195,000 people die due to preventable medical errors. If the Center for Disease Control made preventable medical errors a cause of death category, it would rank 6th as a cause of death in America. Surprisingly, in healthcare ranking by country, United States ranks 37th out of 191 participating countries in overall healthcare efficiency, quality, and performance.
Medical malpractice claims are when treatment provided by a doctor falls below the accepted standard of practice in the medical community and causes an injury or death to the patient. These claims are preventable mistakes made by doctors. These mistakes can cause catastrophic injuries and a lifetime of future medical needs and cost.
The Congressional Budget Office found medical malpractice amounted to less than 2 percent of health care spending despite the propaganda claiming heightened healthcare cost from lawsuits. The Government Accountability Office found malpractice cases have not widely affected access to healthcare. Grayson & Grayson, LLC seeks to keep focus on the real issue – improving healthcare and patient safety. Medical malpractice injuries are preventable and should not happen. We as patients put our trust in our doctors to take care of us. When a preventable mistake occurs, the doctor must take responsibility.