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Medical Malpractice
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Medical errors are the third-leading cause of death in the U.S. Almost as many people die from medical malpractice as heart disease and cancer. It is more difficult to determine the number of people who are living with permanent injuries from medical mistakes since most medical malpractice lawsuits are settled out of court. Medical malpractice is not as uncommon as you may think. A report from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement suggests 1 in 5 people in the U.S. are the victims of medical errors.

Some of the most
common errors that
lead to patient injury and death include:

  • Misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis of a medical condition. Patients who are misdiagnosed or treated by medical professionals who fail to provide a timely diagnosis can suffer undue damage. A delayed diagnosis for some conditions like cancer can be life-threatening.
  • Medication errors affect an estimated 1.3 million Americans each year. One out of every five errors involves cardiovascular drugs. Sometimes medication errors are caused by the prescribing doctor, and other times it may be the fault of the pharmacist filling the prescription.
  • Anesthesia errors can leave patients awake or in pain during surgical and other medical procedures that require sedation for patient comfort and safety.
  • Surgery errors have become more common in the U.S. and involve leaving medical instruments and other “foreign objects” inside a patient following surgery. Surgery errors account for one-third of all medical malpractice claims.


  • Post-partum obstetric hemorrhage after delivery of child

    Suit on behalf of plaintiff alleged breach in standard of care against multiple professionals including treating facility.  Archibeque Law Firm’s quality and compassionate legal representation resulted in significant settlement on behalf of the plaintiff days before going to trial.