Between 44,000 and 98,000 Americans die in hospitals each year due to preventable medical errors.
According to a recent study from the National Academy’s Institute of Medicine, each year more people die from medical errors than from motor vehicle accidents (43,458), breast cancer (42,297) or AIDS (16,516). Total national costs (lost income, lost household production, disability and health care costs) for medical errors are estimated to be between $17 billion and $29 billion per year. The emotional and personal toll that medical malpractice takes upon a family is immeasurable.
The Law Firm of William E. Johnson, P.A., is prepared to evaluate your potential medical malpractice case. This typically involves a review of the medical records associated with the medical care as well as the involvement of an expert witness to determine whether malpractice occurred. We are extremely selective in the medical malpractice cases that we agree to handle. Medical malpractice cases are complex, expensive and require countless hours of investigation. The claims must be supported by expert testimony. Despite what is portrayed in the media, medical malpractice cases are difficult to win on behalf of plaintiffs. One recent study of jury verdicts in medical malpractice cases found that 23% of patients win their cases before juries. For these reasons our office carefully screens and selects those medical malpractice cases that we believe are compelling and likely to succeed. The medical malpractice cases our office accepts are limited to those involving death or catastrophic injury. For those cases that merit litigation, our office has the experience and resources necessary to successfully prosecute your claim.
Answers to some frequently asked questions are provided below. If you believe you have been the victim of medical negligence, please contact our office today for a free case evaluation.
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