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Medical Malpractice and Death

Medical malpractice and Death:

Death is obviously a common cause of medical malpractice lawsuits. Also likely are lawsuits involving personal injury, wrongful death, or other laws or liabilities. Deaths resulting from misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis are common allegations in medical malpractice involving heart attack, appendicitis, breast cancer, colorectal cancer, lung cancer, and many other diseases. Reportedly 34.6% of birth-injury malpractice lawsuits and 43.4% of ER injury medical malpractice lawsuits involved death in one study (Suing for Medical Malpractice, Sloan et al, 1993). Deaths from accidents or other injury will often lead to wrongful death lawsuits against whomever is alleged as the cause of the death, but less commonly lead to medical malpractice lawsuits.

Medical errors and malpractice for Death: medical news summaries for Death:

The following medical news items are relevant to the medical errors (including malpractice) for Death:

Medical malpractice statistics for Death:

The following are statistics from various sources about medical malpractice and Death:

  • 34.6% of birth-injury malpractice lawsuits involve death (Suing for Medical Malpractice, Sloan et al, 1993)
  • 43.4% of ER malpractice lawsuits involve death (Suing for Medical Malpractice, Sloan et al, 1993)

Medical articles on symptoms:

These general reference articles may be of interest:

About malpractice:

For a general overview of medical malpractice issues for all diseases, see Medical Malpractice. For a general overview of misdiagnosis issues for all diseases, including malpractice-related issues in misdiagnosis, see Overview of Misdiagnosis.


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