An article released recently by Take Justice Back published some alarming facts about medical care with their headlining sentence reading “[r]esearch has confirmed that 440,000 people die every year because of preventable medical errors.” The article goes on to note that the figure 440,000 is similar to the population of Atlanta, Georgia.
Imagine – Atlanta, Georgia, a city that easily falls within the Top 40 Largest Cities in all of the United States – wiped out by the negligence of another person that could have been prevented. Keep in mind, this figure does not include those persons who are irreparably injured by a medical professional, but are still alive.
The civil justice system is one of the few ways a person, or their loved ones, are able to seek justice for these kinds of wrongs that have happened to themselves or their families. In the news the legislature likes to use the terms “affordable healthcare” and “ease of access” when referring to Tort Reformation; what this really means is a lack of options for you, the person that has been injured. [Read more…]