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Record Number of Medical Errors Reported in Indiana

Steve Wagner

Record Number of Medical Errors Reported in Indiana

Indiana has recently set a record…but not a good one.

The Indiana State Department of Health just released a study that shows Indiana had 114 preventable adverse medical events in hospitals and healthcare facilities through 2014.

New data released from the Indiana State Department of Health shows that the state has set another record for medical errors. 114 is three more than any of the other highest years Indiana has experienced in this department, in the nine total years that the department has been measuring these statistics. The adverse preventable medical errors topped 100 in seven of those

The agency has said these reports are intended to encourage patient safety, not throw blame at any medical provider. However, With incidents on the rise, we ask “shouldn’t someone be taking responsibility?”

Out of the 114 adverse events:

  • 44 were pressure ulcers and bedsores
  • 27 were foreign objects that were left in patients after surgeries.
  • The rest were various events that caused injury to patients, but all had one thing in common: they were completely preventable.

We understand that accidents happen, but innocent parties shouldn’t be left responsible to suffer from, and pay for the accidents and mistakes of care providers, especially when our insurance companies are supposed to protect us from those types of accidents.

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The medical malpractice attorneys at Wagner Reese have decades of experience in fighting back against greedy insurance companies, and helping to secure compensation for injured parties, just like yourself.

If you were injured at the hands of a medical provider, we may be able to help you. Give us a call today at (888) 204-8440 to schedule a free consultation with us.


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