You have a 1 in 25 chance of leaving the hospital with a new infection. An infection the hospital gave you because they were lazy or careless. Wall Huntington can help you choose the safest hospital. Hospitals in Kansas are graded. Many hospitals in Kansas have safety records that wouldn’t be tolerated in any other industry or profession. The statistics are scary!
- As many as 440,000 patients die every year from hospital errors, injuries, accidents and infections
- Every year 1 out of every 25 patients develops an infection while a patient—an infection that should not have happened
- A Medicare patient has a 1 in 4 chance of being hurt or killed when admitted to a hospital
- One in three patients is accidentally harmed every year in U.S. hospitals
- Every day 1000 patients die because of preventable hospital errors
- If you call us we will tell you for free the “Grade” of your hospital. Most hospitals in Kansas are graded C and some are even D’s!
The JOURNAL of the AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (JAMA) Vol 284, No 4, July 26th 2000 article written by Dr. Barbara Starfield, MD, MPH, of the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, shows that medical errors may be the third leading cause of death in the United States.
The report apparently shows there are 2,000 deaths/year from unnecessary surgery; 7,000 deaths/year from medication errors in hospitals; 20,000 deaths/year from other errors in hospitals; 80,000 deaths/year from infections in hospitals; 106,000 deaths/year from non-error, adverse effects of medications – these total up to 225,000 deaths per year in the U.S. from iatrogenic causes which ranks these deaths as the #3 killer. Iatrogenic is a term used when a patient dies as a direct result of treatments by a physician, whether it is from misdiagnosis of the ailment or from adverse drug reactions used to treat the illness. (drug reactions are the most common cause).
We have defended victims of medical malpractice for over 50 years in Kansas
At Wall Huntington you will have the benefit of expert advice from proven winners. Larry Wall obtained a $7,000,000.00 dollar settlement from a Kansas hospital. This is believed to be the largest settlement in Kansas in over 40 years. Larry and Tina have held several Kansas hospitals accountable for violations of “NEVER EVENTS” and we know the difference between patient safety and quality. Safety has to do with lack of harm. Quality has to do with efficient, effective, purposeful care that gets the job done at the right time. Safety focuses on avoiding bad events. Quality focuses on doing things well. Safety makes it less likely that mistakes happen. Quality raises the ceiling so the overall care experience is a better one.
If you feel that you have been a victim of a hospital error or unnecessary procedures, we can help. Call Wall Huntington Law Firm at 316-265-6000 or contact us online today. You can talk to both Larry and Tina and the consultation is always free.