Medical Malpractice StatisticsAccording to an article, Medical Malpractice Statistics by Abhiji Naik, an estimated 225,000 people die each year from some form of medical malpractice, from incorrect dosages to surgical errors. Out of those deaths, 106,000 is from the negative effects of their medication. Other medical malpractice statistics include:
- A full half of medical malpractice lawsuits are filed against practicing surgeons.
- The ratio between medical malpractice claims is 7.6.:1; for every 7.6 people who suffer injuries due to medical negligence, only one person files a malpractice claim.
- Around 25% of the doctors in the United States get litigated for malpractice.
- In 2010, 19,000 medical malpractice claim payments were made in the United States.
Most Common Malpractice Lawsuits Filed By Medical Negligence AttorneysMedical negligence is the third largest cause of death in the United States. Some of the most common medical malpractice lawsuits include:
- Birth Injury
- Medication Errors
- Surgery Mistakes