Doctors and physicians can make errors, but it is their responsibility to uphold a standard of care in their profession. Medical malpractice causes over 200,000 deaths per year in the United States, making it the third leading cause of death behind heart disease and cancer. Dental or medical negligence can also cause patients to sustain minor or serious injuries and illnesses as a result of surgical errors, infections, paralysis, wrong diagnosis, and more.
Lawyers must prove that a medical professional violated the standard of care, and as a result of that violation, the patient was injured. That is why at JD.MD, we evaluate medical malpractice cases for merit and provide medical expert witnesses so lawyers can obtain a positive outcome in court and get the justice their clients deserve.
Health care in South Dakota costs a minimum of 5.7 million dollars for a population of over 830,000 people. The approximate number of residents who do not have health coverage is 12.7 per cent, which has decreased from 14 per cent in previous years. Despite this, the increase in insurance rates can make it difficult for residents to find proper and affordable care.
Here are some facts about the status of South Dakota’s health care:
- Over 11 million prescriptions were filled at pharmacies in a yeart
- 2.7% of people have a cardiovascular disease
- Approximately 71% of adults visit dental clinics within a year
- Only 37% of adults participate in moderate or vigorous physical activity
- 19% of adults still smoke
JD.MD has provided lawyers with dental and medical malpractice case evaluation services for over 35 years. We also offer professional help from dental and medical expert witnesses to strengthen your case. Our experts are reputable professionals in the industry and will give you unbiased opinions in the dental and medical fields including, but not limited to:
- Family practice
- Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Call JD.MD at 800-225-5363 for more information or to get started with a case evaluation today. Get the justice your client deserves.