According to a study conducted by the Johns Hopkins Hospital and published in May, 2016 on The BMJ, medical malpractice was established as being responsible for hundreds of thousands of death every year in the United States. Taking a look at the study which has recently gained more attention than when it came out more than three years ago, reveals why medical indemnity insurance has now become a necessity, especially for surgeons.
Medical Negligence is the Third Most Deadly Killer in the United States
According to the aforementioned study, errors in diagnosis, treatment, surgical errors and post-surgery attendance is causing the death of over 250,000 patients every year in the country. This makes medical malpractice the third most deadly killer in the US, with cancer claiming the number one spot, followed closely by heart disease.[Read more…]