Although Northeast Ohio is blessed with many fine physicians, a new study published by researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine suggests that medical errors are now the third leading cause of death in the United States. Researchers found that physician mistakes trailed only heart disease and cancer for amounts of deaths caused annually.
We've previously discussed the medical industry's reluctance to address the scope of physician errors. Until the industry is forced to address the issue, this epidemic is likely to continue. If you or a loved one has suffered injury due to a medical mistake, contact the attorneys at Jeffries, Kube, Forrest & Monteleone to discuss your legal rights.