You’re More Likely To Be A Victim Of Medical Malpractice Than Win The Powerball Jackpot

Medical Malpractice Mistakes

Tonight is Powerball’s more than $750 million dollar drawing.  This is the second highest drawing ever, and a huge amount of money.  We all see the odds that you are more likely to get attacked by a shark, killed by killer bees, or struck by lightening—twice—before winning Powerball.  That is because the odds are a staggering 1 in 292 million.  Ouch!

But the odds of becoming a victim of medical malpractice are much higher.  It is almost 1 in 100 patients will be victims of medical malpractice.  Now that is also a staggering number!  It equals to approximately 250,000 Americans that die each year from medical errors, behind only heart disease and cancer as the nation’s top killer.  Yet, it is estimated only about 3% of victims file medical malpractice claims.  Another staggering result!

Thus, while your chances of winning the Powerball jackpot are small, your chances of being the victim of medical malpractice are high but the chances of recognizing the medical error are low.

This means you need to be aware when you may have been the victim of medical malpractice and protect your rights.  Anytime you think you have been wronged, anytime a result did not come out well, anytime you suffer injuries you were not told about as a risk, you need to speak with a medical malpractice lawyer to evaluate your claim.

Wish you the best in your Powerball hunt and avoidance of medical malpractice!