Patient Safety Is Our Primary Concern
At the Patton Law Practice, we hope that you never have a reason to call us. We focus our law practice on medical malpractice. Our personal focus and passion, however, is on making health care safe for everyone.
Learn how to be an informed and empowered patient:
Avoiding Medical Malpractice
You are more likely to die from a hospital medical error than from a car accident. In the 1990s, the secret began to be talked about — our health care system was killing people.
In 1999, a report from the Institute of Medicine ("To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System") reported that between 44,000 and 98,000 people are killed every year by medical errors in hospitals. Add to that those who die because of doctor errors and other mistakes in doctor's offices, clinics, urgent care facilities, pharmacies and in home health delivery and the problem is truly frightening.
Deaths and injuries from medical negligence and malpractice number in the millions every year. The U.S. government's Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ ) is leading the way to better safety, helping health professionals and institutions identify and prevent errors.
Your best advocate is you.
While improvements are being made at the government oversight and health care institution levels, your best advocate is you. You need to be knowledgeable about your rights and about the treatments recommended by your doctors. Ask questions, know the risks and be aware of what to expect.
Avoiding Medical Malpractice: A Proactive Approach to Health Care
As medical malpractice attorneys, we constantly see the failures of the health system. We also see hope for a safer system. And that safer health system needs you and every patient to be an active participant in decisions about health.
We are working on prevention of medical negligence as well as litigation of clients' cases. If you need a lawyer who understands the health care system, we welcome questions from concerned patients and families in Arizona and throughout the United States. Call the Patton Law Practice at 1-888-905-9208.