The Top Three Causes of Medical Malpractice Claims in the U. S.

While the figure varies annually, there are an average of over 80,000 medical malpractice suits filed every year, and trends show that this number is on the rise. These numbers are alarming, especially because estimates place the number of medical injuries at around one million per year.

Not every case of medical injury or unpleasant experiences at the hospital constitutes medical malpractice, however. Medical malpractice describes when a medical professional breaches his/her duty of care to a patient, either via an omission or negligent act, which leads to injury or death