Published in the British Medical Journal in May 2016, research led by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine surgery professor Martin Makary suggests that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the U.S., behind heart disease and cancer. Makary considered four large cause-of-death studies and concluded that medical mistakes leading to death, such as communication breakdowns, diagnostic errors, poor judgment and inadequate skill, number over 250,000 every year.
Infant wrongful death can result from a number of negligent actions by health care professionals, and you may be able to bring a claim against those responsible if your child’s death was due to medical malpractice. Contacting an experienced attorney who can assist during this difficult time is an important first step. Please contact us at 877-262-9767 if you believe you may have an infant wrongful death claim.