As conventional knowledge have it, most claims handled by an experienced Bronx medical malpractice lawyer from firms like The Law Offices of Joseph Lichtenstein, are due to errors committed during actual surgical or treatment procedures. However, a study claims that surgical errors are not always on the top of the list. An excerpt from an article on the Huffington Post reveals that another medical error trumps surgical mistakes:
When you think of medical malpractice, you might be inclined to think that most claims involve surgical or medication mistakes. But a new study in the journal BMJ Quality and Safety shows that for the past 25 years in the United States, diagnostic errors—meaning a diagnosis was somehow missed, or delayed—trumped these two categories in terms of patient harm, number of claims and penalty payouts.