Medical negligence is a significant problem across America. According to a study in the journal Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, over 250,000 Americans die each year due to medical errors, making this the third-leading cause of death in the country. Many of these errors are preventable.
Medical errors can take many forms. Wrong site surgery, preventable infections, drug errors, and other instances of negligence lead to complications and even fatalities. Today, though, let’s take a closer look at another common cause of medical malpractice claims: delayed care.