Every year, more than 130,000 Americans are killed by falls and motor vehicles accidents resulting in preventable death. The National Safety Council recently released their 2017 Injury Facts, highlighting the main sources of preventable deaths from the past year. They report the lifetime odds of death from a motor vehicle accident are 1 in 114 and 1 in 647 for pedestrians.  We believe those numbers are too high.

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According to a study done by Johns Hopkins, medical errors account for more than 250,000 deaths per year in the U.S. This surpasses the CDC’s third leading cause of death, respiratory disease.

These preventable deaths are most often the result of negligence on the part of a third party.

Wolfgram & Associates knows how devastating a preventable death or injury can be for a family. In fact, we have skilled St. Louis injury attorneys who have dedicated their careers to serving the injured. Furthermore, our law firm has helped numerous clients assert their rights against negligent motorists and doctors in Missouri and Illinois.

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Profits Over People

There is no “crisis” driving up the cost of health care or forcing good doctors out of the practice.  That is the conclusion of Steve Cohen in his March 2015 article, “On Tort Reform, It’s Time to Declare Victory and Withdraw” published in Forbes, one of the most conservative pro-business publications in the country.

There are no lottery winners in malpractice lawsuits, only victims.  It is outrageous to suggest that pain and suffering should be capped like it is in Missouri at $250,000. There is no end to a patient’s pain, suffering and emotional distress to justify a cap.  Suffering patients would gladly pay that sum for their suffering to end.

This article is the first honest discussion to show that insurance companies have created a panic to get doctors to pay more insurance and to pass laws that hurt us all.  They have traded the rights of patients for insurance company profits.  What a perfect storm, insurance companies gouge doctors for higher premiums. Then they give money to politicians and run ads supporting “tort reform” in an effort to keep verdicts down. The result of this is of course more money in the insurance company bank account.  The article show the profits aren’t even going to shareholders but rather to large salaries and bonuses for insurance company executives.

Wolfgram Law puts people before profits

Do not stomp on patient’s rights.  The stronger the rights of patients, the safer the medicine will be.  What goes on behind the curtain in hospitals around the country needs to be exposed in our open courts.

If you, or someone you know has been injured because of or due to mistakes made by the hospital or doctor, call Wolfgram Law to champion the rights of patients who have suffered serious malpractice and other types of personal injuries.