It is easy to assume that fame and money pave the way for better medical care. That is not necessarily so, as shown by a lawsuit for medical errors and hospital negligence filed by the widow of Glenn Frey, co-founder of the Eagles, an American rock band.
In the suit, both the hospital and Mr. Frey’s physician are accused of negligence and failing to properly treat and diagnose the musician. He passed away due to complications of rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis, and pneumonia. Unspecified damages are being sought for pain and suffering, wrongful death, and the loss of services of a spouse.
Researchers have recently revealed that preventable medical errors are the third leading cause of fatality in the United States. The statistics are shocking:
One in three patients admitted to a hospital will experience a medical error
Every year, 440,000 patients suffer fatal injuries due to preventable medical errors
Studies have shown that wrong site, wrong surgery, and wrong patient procedures happen up to 40 times a week in United States hospitals
Preventable medical errors cost this country billions of dollars every yearIf you or someone you know has experienced medical errors or hospital negligence resulting in injury, call the New Jersey medical malpractice lawyers at Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP at 732-777-0100, or contact us online. We will provide the knowledgeable guidance you need to obtain the compensation you deserve. Our offices are conveniently located in Edison, Red Bank, and Toms River, New Jersey, and we represent clients throughout the state.