Nevada Revised Statutes define medical malpractice: “Professional negligence” means the failure of a provider of health care, in rendering services, to use the reasonable care, skill or knowledge ordinarily used under similar circumstances by similarly trained and experienced providers of health care."
"New research estimates up to 440,000 Americans are dying annually from preventable hospital errors. This puts medical errors as the third leading cause of death in the United States, underscoring the need for patients to protect themselves and their families from harm, and for hospitals to make patient safety a priority." This statistic is cited by hospitalsafetyscore.com and elsewhere (such as NPR), although the number of deaths is reported at 251,000. The bottom line is, it's far too common, although every type of error is not malpractice.
Hospital errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States, behind behind heart disease and cancer.
Our firm screens and handles a select number of medical malpractice cases. These cases take a lot of time a devotion to work up: medical records reviews, consultation with medical experts, etc. We are committed to devoting the resources necessary to uncovering legitimate cases of medical malpractice.
Three types of malpractice include mistake in care or treatment, failure to give informed consent about the risks of a procedure or drug,