How Likely is it That You Will be Affected by a Hospital Error?

According to a recent study, 1 out of every 3 patients who goes to a U.S. hospital encounters a hospital error.  The results of this study, conducted by researchers at the University of Utah and published in Health Affairs, indicates that mistakes made in hospitals are ten times higher than previously thought.

Those are sobering statistics and statistics that everyone needs to know.  Assuming that it is true that you have a 1 in 3 chance of being the victim of a hospital error, it remains important to be vigilant and to have a person with you in the hospital who can work as your advocate and try to prevent mistakes.  Additionally, it is important for you to contact a Pennsylvania medical malpractice lawyer, if you’ve been hurt by a hospital error.