Recent reports suggest that medical errors in Pennsylvania are on the decline. However, some people are wondering whether this statistic tells the entire story. Although some studies show that medical errors have declined by about half since 2005, it is important to recognize that there are some outlying factors. For example, some hospitals file considerably lower numbers of reports than others. This suggests that they may be under-reporting accidents and errors. Pa lawmakers are also looking into whether it’s unreasonably hard for patients to file cases in certain areas of the state. All of this information also impacts how insurance companies can become involved when corresponding personal injury claims are filed.
Medical errors, such as prescription mistakes, items left in the body after surgery, and other related occurrences can be scary and potentially dangerous for patients. In this situations, it is important to know your legal rights if you are considering legal action. Attorney Doug Stoehr is a personal injury lawyer located in central PA who is experienced in handling these types of claims. For more information on him, or to discuss your potential case, please call his Altoona, PA area office at 814-515-9074.
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