Deaths and permanent disabilities due to a doctor's negligence is a serious issue that needs to be addressed.
Of the total deaths occurring due to chronic illnesses, 238,337 of them are preventable. The average payout to the victims of medical errors is $38,368. About 39% of the injuries that occur due to medical error are serious and significant in nature.
Medical care costs of the state increase due to such negligence by the medical staff. Further, most of them go unnoticed and the losses paid to the victims are also lesser than they should be.
The main reason for medical errors in the low doctor to patients ratio. This makes the doctor overworked and hence prone to errors.