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The Frequency of Medical Malpractice

Wagner Reese

a doctor listening to a patient's heartGiven the level of education and experience that medical practitioners must have in order to practice medicine, you may think that medical errors are few and far between.

Unfortunately, medical malpractice is startlingly common and affects thousands of patients each year.

How Often Does Medical Malpractice Happen?

Medical errors are a leading cause of preventable injuries and death in the United States.

Of these medical errors, significant permanent injuries account for 18%, major permanent injuries account for 17%, while brain damage, quadriplegia, and lifelong care injuries account for 13%.

Medical malpractice happens for a variety of reasons, but most often results from:

  • Miscommunication

  • Lack of resources

  • Inexperience

  • Doctor and nurse fatigue

  • Out-of-date health records

  • Intentional actions

Recovering Compensation for Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice can leave victims with lifelong injuries and hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills and lost wages.

If you have suffered at the hands of a negligent medical practitioner, you should not have to foot that bill on your own.

At Wagner Reese, we have earned a reputation throughout Indiana and the country as a premier medical malpractice law firm. We have the experience and resources needed to fight for you.

Contact us today at (888) 204-8440 to learn how we may assist you.


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