Medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in the United States

Recent studies of medical errors have estimated errors may account for as many as 251,000 deaths annually in the United States (U.S)., making medical errors the third leading cause of death. Error rates are significantly higher in the U.S. than in other developed countries such as Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany and the United Kingdom (U.K). At the same time less than 10 percent of medical errors are reported.

If you or a loved one has been a victim of medical malpractice, you need an experienced lawyer to handle your case. The lawyers at Preston & Salango, PLLC have decades of experience handling medical negligence cases with a proven track record of excellent results.  In fact, attorney Ben Salango was named “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in America for his work on behalf of medical malpractice victims.

Patients can be victims of medical malpractice in a variety of different ways. Below are some examples.

  • Medication errors;
  • Failing to diagnose cancer;
  • Surgical errors;
  • Failing to order appropriate studies;
  • Anesthesia errors;
  • Emergency department errors;
  • Birth injuries;
  • Failing to use machines correctly;
  • Failing to inform the patient of instructions regarding the procedure
  • Misreading charts, x-rays or test results;
  • Failing to diagnose cardiac problems that may lead to a heart attack;
  • Misdiagnosing or delaying a diagnosis, most frequently for blood clots, aneurysms, appendicitis, strokes or pulmonary embolisms;

If you or a loved one have been harmed by a medical error, contact the experienced lawyers Preston & Salango at 304-342-0512.

Categories: Medical Malpractice