Most people assume that diseases are the top 20 causes of death in America. Sadly – there is another big contributor.
In the JOURNAL of the AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (JAMA: Vol 284, No 4), an article written by Dr Barbara Starfield, MD, MPH, of the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, showed that medical errors and medical malpractice may be the third leading cause of death in the United States.
The third leading cause….
Medical errors, including medical malpractice are common in Connecticut – and the mistakes made change people’s lives irrevocably.