The Michigan wrongful death lawyers at the law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. recently came across a new study on preventable hospital deaths conducted by the ”Journal of Patient Safety.” At the law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. our attorneys represent families of patients who fell victim of a medical malpractice at a Michigan hospital or other medical facility. When a patient dies do to a medical error or mistake, the family members of the deceased may have means to file a hospital wrongful death lawsuit.
According to the Study, as many as 440,000 people die a year from preventable medical errors. As a result of this finding, medical errors are now the third leading cause of death in the United States next to cancer and heart disease.
Our hospital error lawyers can help assist you in your attempt to sue the hospital. The hospital may be liable for significant damages for the failure to provide appropriate treatment, especially when the injuries and damages caused by the medical negligence caused death or are substantial.
Causes of Preventable Adverse Events
The cause of preventable adverse events (PAEs) in hospitals may be separated into these categories:
- Errors of commission
- Errors of omission
- Errors of communication
- Errors of context
- Diagnostic errors
Hospitals should be held accountable for their mistakes. Do not let the negligent doctor and/or hospital get away with medical malpractice. If you believe your loved one was killed because of a hospital error you should speak to one of our experienced attorneys immediately about your rights. Filing a hospital wrongful death lawsuit is extremely important because it will help bring awareness of the things that are going on in their facility and help prevent future medical errors.
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Contact Our Michigan Wrongful Death Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been a victim of medical malpractice in a Michigan hospital, you may be able to file a lawsuit seeking compensation for your injuries. Call our award winning legal team today at (800) 606-1717. We will listen to your story and determine if you are eligible to file a claim. There are strict time deadlines so it is important that you call us today.
If we accept your case, we will begin work immediately. All clients are represented under our No Fee Promise, which means you will not pay anything unless we are able to recover compensation for you. There is absolutely nothing to lose, so call us today!