‘As Many As 440,000 People Die Each Year From ‘Killer’ Preventable Medical Errors’

‘As Many As 440,000 People Die Each Year From ‘Killer’ Preventable Medical Errors’

As Forbes magazine recently reported, nearly half a million people die each year from preventable medical errors. The Forbes article relies on a study recentlyGeoff Brown headshot.jpg completed by the highly-regarded Journal of Patient Safety. In the words of Forbes, new research techniques have allowed investigators to identify "killer errors in hospitals" and to locate "where the bodies are buried."

As Forbes notes, it's bad enough that these inexcusable errors result in the deaths, every year, of the population of Pittsburgh plus the population of Wheeling, but hospitals are actually profiting from these mistakes by collecting revenue driven by the extra treatment these "killer errors" cause.

Perhaps most shockingly, there are known steps to reduce the rate of these killer errors, but many hospitals chose not to adopt them and, instead, hide their true error rates. I agree with the author of the article that it is long past time for the public to demand accountability from the healthcare industry, its insurance companies, and their harmful lobbyists.

If you, a friend, or a loved one has been harmed by the misconduct of a doctor, a hospital, or a nursing home, we would be honored if you allowed us the opportunity of providing you with a free consultation to discuss your case.

While all cases are different and there are no guarantees based on past results, the attorneys at Bordas & Bordas have achieved numerous significant verdicts have obtained numerous favorable settlements on behalf of families victimized by the misconduct of healthcare providers.


As Forbes magazine recently reported, nearly half a million people die each year from preventable medical errors. The Forbes article relies on a study recently completed by the highly-regarded Journal of Patient Safety. In the words of Forbes, new research techniques have allowed investigators to identify "killer errors in hospitals" and to locate "where the bodies are buried."