Arizona Central, Sept. 25, 2015
According to the Journal of Patient Safety, each year in the United States between 210,000 and 400,000 people die because of preventable medical errors. That is equivalent to three jumbo jets crashing every day.
Medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in our country behind heart disease and cancer. This staggering statistic does not include those who suffer life-altering, permanent injuries because of medical negligence.
Despite the alarming statistics, the only response from the government and the medical community is a call for more tort reform to limit the amount of money insurance companies pay to grieving families.