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Patient Harm Tracking - Medical Malpractice Prevention That Doesn't Exist

Steve Wagner

Preventable patient harm, at the hands of doctors and medical staff, is one of the leading causes of death in America. These types of preventable harm are the result of malpractice, missed or delayed diagnoses, inappropriate treatments, surgical errors, and even medical discrimination.

The scariest part about all of this is that there is absolutely no system in the United States that tracks the number, cause, or perpetrators behind these medical injuries.

There is literally no one keeping track of where, how, or why they happen.

Why? That’s an excellent question.

ProPublica, a public interest journalism organization, recently investigated this very thing, asking the question “why is no one keeping records of the injuries and deaths occurring from malpractice?” The answer they found were all at once alarming, and also not surprising in the least.

The truth is, hospitals are not required to report injuries and deaths to anyone. It is voluntary for them to offer this kind of information for statistics or public investigations such as this one.

Without any form of mandatory reporting, there can be no way to discover the deeply rooted problems within our medical system, and no way to begin developing solutions for these issues.

As of now, patients are left to fend for themselves, investigate their own doctors, pursue their own malpractice suits, and hope they aren’t the victims of a doctor’s carelessness, laziness, negligence, or ignorance.

Here’s hoping.

Already Injured? Don’t Just Deal With It – Call Wagner Reese

We know what you’re going through, and we sympathize with the way you’ve suffered in the hands of an unchecked medical system. Do you suspect medical malpractice led to you or your loved one’s injury? Contact our med mal attorneys at (888) 204-8440. Our consultations are 100% free, and we do not charge you any money until your case is settled, so you won’t be paying anything out of pocket. We are here to help you, to give you somebody that’s on your side in this battle. These injuries weren’t your fault, so let’s hold accountable those who caused them.


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