For patients and their families, medical malpractice can have devastating and long-term consequences. In fact, evidence shows medical errors could become a major component of wrongful death lawsuits. Approximately 9.5 percent of all deaths in this country can be attributed to medical error, according to a John Hopkins 2016 study.
No one expects to be in a collision with a drunk driver, but it often happens. As you're on the way to the hospital, you might begin to realize how significantly you've been hurt, feeling broken bones, witnessing bones being set and starting to receive stitches for serious wounds. The emergency team does all it can to help at the scene and during transport, but the reality is that you're going to have a long road to recovery.
The state Supreme Court has struck down 2017 law that required those filing a medical malpractice lawsuit to first go before a medical review panel. Only after the review panel signed off on a case was it allowed to proceed.