Even Multimillion-Dollar-A-Year Football Players

This time of year we are all focused on the success of our favorite sports teams, particularly, the New England Patriots. Did you know that football players like the rest of us can file for workers’ compensation benefits when injured in the course of their employment?

Did you know medical negligence is the third leading cause of death in the United States? It’s right there behind heart disease and cancer. Another sobering fact about medical negligence comes from the researchers at Johns Hopkins University Hospital who estimated there are 4,082 malpractice claims each year for ‘never events’ – the type of shocking mistakes that should never occur, like operating on the wrong body part. In nearly 10,000 cases studied from 1990 to 2010, never events led to death in 6.6 percent of patients, permanent injury in 32.9 percent and temporary injury in 59.2 percent.

Medical negligence happens. It’s not ok. But there is something you can do about it.