Medical malpractice, as it’s legally defined, occurs when a healthcare provider causes injury or damage to a patient by performing an act or an act of omission that deviates from the accepted norms of care. Unfortunately, such incidents are increasingly common.
According to John Hopkins University researchers, medical error claims more than 251,000 lives each year, making it the third leading cause of death in the United States. This is more than respiratory disease, stroke, and “accidents” such as car wrecks.
That number alone is startling, but it doesn’t compare to the number of severe injuries that result from medical malpractice, which some estimate to be 40 times the death rate. As patients, parents, spouses, and caretakers, it’s important to understand how frequently medical malpractice may occur.
If you suspect you or a loved may have been the victim of medical error, it is important that you reach out to a qualified medical malpractice lawyer in Arkansas. Stringent criteria must be met in order for a case to classify as medical malpractice. Medical malpractice cases can be complicated from the onset, and an experienced medical malpractice attorney can help determine whether your case is worth pursuing.
At Taylor King Law, we will fight to represent your rights, and are committed to being on your side, by your side. If you are interested in learning more, call us today at 1 (800) 227-9732, or fill out the information in the form below, and we’ll contact you.