As a Florida hospital mistake lawyer, I was not surprised when a recent study revealed that one in three people in the United States will encounter some kind of medical mistake during hospitalization.
A new and more accurate tool for measuring hospital errors revealed 10 times more mistakes that the older methods.
“Without doubt, we’ve seen improvements in health care over the past decade, and even pockets of excellence, but overall progress has been agonizingly slow,” said Susan Dentzer, editor-in-chief of Health Affairs, which published the study.
The most common hospital mishaps are food illnesses, bedsores, postoperative infections and persistent back pain following back surgery. Our Miami medical malpractice law firm recommends that these three types of errors receive top priority for immediate intervention and improvement.