Who pays for medical mistakes?

//Who pays for medical mistakes?

Who pays for medical mistakes?

By David Mittleman

We know what can happen when a medical provider makes a mistake. When treatment goes wrong, it usually results in more treatment such as more surgery, medication, therapy and care. The question is, who pays for that extra treatment?

The answer is depends on many factors. According to a 2013 estimate published in the Journal of Patient Safety, more than 400,000 Americans die annually in part because of avoidable medical errors. This is after 2010 health law aimed to increase quality of care. In 2008, the most recent year studied, medical errors cost the country $19.5 billion, most …read more