Reports of medical malpractice in Massachusetts have been on the rise since 1990 according to data sourced from The National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB). The graph below shows that the reports for 1990 totaled 35 and the peak was in 2016 at 825 adverse action reports. An adverse action report is a report used by healthcare organizations and state agencies to report adverse action against a myriad of different medical professionals.
Source: Singh, Harnam. National Practitioner Data Bank. Generated using the Data Analysis Tool at https://www.npdb.hrsa.gov/analysistool.
The trend of the number of adverse action reports filed over the years in Massachusetts speaks volumes to the fact that more and more people are believing that medical malpractice has been performed against them and that they have a chance to win these cases. It is quite easy to see that this trend will only continue to go up as we are discovering the unfortunate truth that medical malpractice does happen.
People must not be afraid to file adverse action reports against medical professionals when they feel that medical malpractice has been performed against them. Medical malpractice has the chance to ruin people’s lives and potentially even leave some grieving over the death of a close friend or family member who died because of something going wrong or a medical professional not properly doing their job. Those people should be able to take some solace in the fact that they have the ability to file a medical malpractice claim and potentially get a large settlement. Because of how serious medical malpractice is, it only makes sense to file your claim with one of the best law firms out there.