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What Are the Odds That My Doctor Will Make a Mistake and Cause a Missouri Medical Malpractice?

How safe do you feel when you walk into your doctor's office or the local hospital? How much confidence do you have in your surgeon's abilities the moment you're being wheeled into the operating room?

Most people put their health—even their lives—into their physician's hands with every confidence that the healthcare provider will do the job correctly. In most cases, that's exactly what happens.

However, you might be surprised at how often mistakes are made in the healthcare industry:

  • Researchers at the Harvard School of Medicine estimate that 18 percent of hospital patients will become the victim of some type of injury during their stay. 
  • About 15 million incidents of medical harm occur every year, according to the Institute for Health Care Improvement.
  • According to the American Association for Justice, 98,000 people die each year from what could be classified as preventable medical mistakes. In other words, medical errors are the sixth leading cause of death in the United States!

Despite these alarming statistics, only a handful of these medical mistakes end up in court. More often than not, the victims of serious medical mistakes in Missouri do nothing to get the compensation they deserve for their injury.

That doesn't have to be you. If you or a family member has been the victim of a medical error in a Missouri hospital, you have every right to demand compensation for your physical pain, additional medical bills, and emotional trauma.

An experienced St. Louis medical malpractice attorney can help you take your claim to court so that you're not fighting the battle on your own. Alvin Wolff has experience representing victims like you. He has pursued claims for a variety of medical injuries, including wrong-side brain surgery, drug overdose, misdiagnosis, and more.

For a free consultation, call Alvin Wolff today at 314-241-2500. When you call, we will also throw in a complimentary copy of our book, The Guide on How to Pick a Lawyer.