Nashville Medical Malpractice Lawyers of Pohl & Berk, LLP Discuss Tennessee Medical Malpractice Statistics
(Nashville, TN) – The United States Department of Health and Human Services reports that between September 1, 1990 and May 22, 2010, 3216 physicians in Tennessee were reported to the National Practitioner Data Bank, which collects information on physicians who have been the subject of a medical malpractice lawsuit or settlement of $10,000 or more. This equates to an average of almost 161 physicians per year who have been determined to have committed malpractice by a court of law. As significant as this number may sound, it pales in comparison to what some estimate to be the number of Tennesseans who die from malpractice each year (1960), based on the Institute of Medicine’s report on the number of Americans killed by medical malpractice annually (98,000).
The Nashville medical malpractice lawyers of Pohl & Berk, LLP are prepared to assist medical malpractice victims in pursuing compensation for damages caused by negligent or reckless medical professionals. Precisely because of the considerable impact errors in medical treatment can have, physicians are held to a higher standard of professional accountability and therefore may be liable for any injuries caused by their neglect of appropriate procedures.
Those who have been injured by inappropriate medical treatment or family members who have lost a loved one due to medical malpractice may be eligible to take legal action against the medical professional responsible for the error.
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