Spotlight: Avoidable Medical Errors Are the Third Leading Cause of Death in America

Friday, June 28, 2019

“According to the report, published in the Journal of Patient Safety, ‘between 210,000 and 440,000 patients each year who go to the hospital for care suffer some type of preventable harm that contributes to their death,’ the study says. That would make medical errors the third-leading cause of death in America, behind heart disease, which is the first, and cancer, which is second.” 


See, CJ&D's Briefing Book: Medical Malpractice - By The Numbers

Join Our Fight!

The Center for Justice & Democracy is the only national consumer organization in the country exclusively dedicated to protecting our civil justice system. If you'd like more information, please contact us.

Connect with us