Avoiding Medical MalpracticeAccording to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), medical negligence is the third leading cause of death in the United States aside from heart disease and cancer. Death or injury due to medical malpractice can be avoided by being in your best health or relying on the best healthcare. However, experiencing a bad outcome isn’t always proof of medical negligence. On occasion, health care providers will inform a patient that the person’s problems stem from medical negligence of a previous health care provider, or sometimes the patient himself or herself has made a mistake.
While a quick honest apology might prevent a claim, settlement without litigation could be issued by an insurance company so it prevents an injured person from hiring a medical attorney.