Medical mistakes is the third-leading cause of death in America. The Office of Inspector
General for the Department of Health and Human Services estimates that
poor hospital care contributes to 180,000 deaths per year in Medicare
patients alone. According to the
Journal of Patient Safety, that number increases when considering all types of patients. The Journal
reports that 210,000 to 440,000 patients die each year from medical errors.
To put that staggering number in context, in 2014, the population of Kanawha
County, West Virginia was 190,223.
Not all medical mistakes are easily detected. At
Preston & Salango, we've handled hundreds of medical negligence cases. We know how to
spot medical malpractice and will aggressively pursue careless doctors
and healthcare providers. Our team of
Charleston personal injury lawyers has decades of experience in medical negligence and nursing home abuse
cases. Our lawyers have been selected by our peers for inclusion in "Best
Lawyers in America" and "Super Lawyers" in the area of
medical malpractice law.