Medical Malpractice Deaths: 17 Years of Statistics #Infographic #Malpractice

Earlier this year, a new study regarding medical malpractice deaths made waves in the legal and medical communities, but this wasn’t the first study of its kind. Previous studies in 1999 and 2013 also contained some concerning numbers.

You are sick or in acute pain and nothing can seem to ease your discomfort. Feeling helpless, you choose to head to the closest emergency room or call 911 to rush you there.

You should feel relief that once you reach your destination, a qualified doctor and skilled medical staff can help diagnose and treat whatever is causing you such severe illness.

Unfortunately, the latest statistics on medical negligence have patients wondering if they are actually safe in the hospital or if they’re literally risking their life?

An infographic by Gilreath & Associates.