Medical Malpractice Prevalence

1. According to a 2020 study published in the Journal of Patient Safety, medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States, resulting in approximately 400,000 deaths per year. (1)
2. A 2019 report by the National Institute of Medicine (NAM) found that medical errors occur in approximately 10% to 15% of hospitalizations, resulting in significant morbidity and mortality. (2)
3. A 2016 study published in the New England Journal of Medicine estimated that medical errors are responsible for at least 250,000 deaths annually in the United States. (3)

Cover-ups and Hiding Malpractice

1. A 2019 investigation by ProPublica found that many hospitals and healthcare systems have implemented policies to conceal medical errors and malpractice from patients and the public. (4)

2. A 2017 study published in the Journal of HealthCare Law & Policy found that approximately 40% of doctors who admitted to committing medical errors said they had concealed them from patients or colleagues. (5)

3. The Office of Inspector General (OIG) at the Department of Health and Human Services has reported numerous instances of healthcare providers hiding or destroying medical records to conceal malpractice. (6)


Criminal Charges and Legal Actions

1. In 2019, a Texas doctor was sentenced to 40 years in prison for performing unnecessary surgeries and billing Medicare for them. (7)
2. In 2018, a New York doctor was charged with murder for killing five patients through gross negligence during spinal surgeries. (8)
3. A 2017 study published in the Journal of Medical Ethics found that up to 80% of physicians who commit medical malpractice may face no criminal charges or penalties. (9)

Doctors and hospitals spend millions of dollars keeping their dirty little secrets out of the press. You will find very few news articles about the trageties and even death caused by doctors and hospitals that make blunders, experiment on people and do foul things to people just to make a buck.

Past News Articles

1. "Doctor's Negligence Led to Patient's Death, Jury Finds" (April 24, 2018) - This article reports on a jury verdict finding a doctor liable for the death of a patient due to his negligence.

2. "A Doctor's Reckoning: How One Hospital's Failure to Disclose Errors Led to a Patient's Death" (September 11, 2019) - This article explores the story of a hospital that failed to disclose medical errors to patients, leading to one patient's death. References