There are lots of ads on radio and TV for law firms that claim they are the best for medical malpractice cases or even specific kinds of medical malpractice cases. Before you call these firms, make sure you read the fine print or listen to the disclaimers, because the firms may not be all they seem.
When medical malpractice makes headlines, it usually focuses on big mistakes: unnecessary surgery, mistaken prescriptions, etc. However, a major source of medical malpractice is simple infections people get while in the hospital. As we report on our Web site, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimated that healthcare-associated infections occur at an annual rate of 1.7 million and contribute to 99,000 deaths each year.