Medical Malpractice – The Third Leading Cause of Death In America

Health care is a hotly debated topic in America. From the rising cost of insurance premiums to the difficulties involved in obtaining necessary prescription medications, it seems as though the United States’ reputation for premium medical care and treatment may be on the decline.

Nowhere is this more evident than in statistics involving patient safety and medical negligence. A recent study published in the May 2016 issue of the prestigious international British Medical Journal (BMJ) found that over 251,000 Americans die each year from preventable hospital errors. That’s almost 700 deaths each day which makes medical malpractice the third leading cause of death in the United States, following only heart disease and cancer.

Helping Victims Of Medical Negligence For Over 50 Years

Since 1965, Malone Law has been helping gravely injured patients and their family members recover compensation for the negligence or malpractice of doctors, nurses and hospitals. In fact, Malone Law has obtained one of the largest compensatory verdicts ever returned in a medical negligence case in Georgia history — $45 million for a missed diagnosis resulting in quadruple amputations performed on a 6-month-old child.

With an in-house medical department, Malone Law is uniquely situated to thoroughly investigate each and every medical malpractice case before filing a lawsuit  ensuring that we deliver excellence and personalized attention to all of our clients and their cases. Malone Law represents patients and families from Georgia and across the country who have been victims of medical negligence as the result of:

  • Surgical errors
  • Labor and delivery trauma
  • Birth injury
  • Pharmaceutical and medication errors
  • Failure to prescribe essential medication or treatment
  • Misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose
  • Medical errors leading to amputation
  • Negligence in anesthesia administration
  • Wrongful death

Holding Health Care Providers Accountable

At Malone Law, we are lawyers who understand that accountability is the key to maintaining the integrity of our health care system. Our attorneys are committed to ensuring that errant health care providers who jeopardize the level of care patients receive are held responsible for their actions — that they uphold the high professional standards that have distinguished our nation’s medical treatment as some of the best in the world.

If you or a loved one has been grievously injured as a result of medical negligence, contact us for help. Feel free to call our office in Atlanta at 770-390-7550 or send us an email online.