How common is medical malpractice? | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

A survey conducted by the National Patient Safety Foundation reveals that more than 40 percent of patients believe they have been the victim of a medical error or improper medical diagnosis. A report prepared by the Institute of Medicine that there are up to 98,000 deaths each year because of medical malpractice. Another one million patients suffer injuries due to the negligence of a medical professional.