Medical malpractice is a term which incorporates a wide range of possible errors that are committed by a healthcare worker.
A malpractice case can revolve around a single physician, nurse, an entire medical team or hospital facility.
Medical malpractice is a huge problem in the healthcare sector. Statistics reflect epidemic rates of misdiagnosis and unnecessary surgeries.
The following are the most prevalent medical malpractice claims.
- Patient death due to misdiagnoses
- Injury or disability due to medical error
- Poor treatment results from hospital stay or surgery
- Medical negligence in providing the wrong medical treatment or no treatment at all.
- Denial of care on the basis of inability to pay
Johns Hopkins University researches estimates that medical negligence reflects the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States.
- Experts have calculated that more than 250,000 deaths per year are due to medical error.
- Every year there are roughly between 15,000 to 19,000 medical malpractice law suits filed in the Unites States.
- At the end of a trial 80% of all medical malpractice lawsuits result in either no payment or a judgment.
An expert asset investigator will identify the assets of the physician and or medical facility responsible for the damages that have been caused.
The asset investigators are able to identify bank accounts, money markets, certificates of deposits, brokerage accounts, safety deposit boxes, real property, motor vehicles, airplanes and vessels.
The investigators will obtain the balances and last deposits in the financial institution. In addition, the investigation will include credit activity, liens, judgments, bankruptcy filings, mortgage and credit line balances.