The Hazards of Health Care in America

My local paper, The Roanoke Times, ran a syndicated article today written by Joe and Teresa Gradeon of The People’s Pharmacy. The provided the following scary statistics about health care in America:

* Between 76,000 and 137,000 people die annually from fatal drug reactions in the hospital

* Fatal drug reactions kill more than 100,000 people outside of the hospital setting each year

* Misdiagnosis accounts for approximately 100,000 deaths per year

* Preventable lethal blood clots kill between 100,000 and 200,000 people every year

* More than 100,000 people die annually from infections caught in hospitals and nursing homes

My Recommendation: Share these medical facts the next time someone tells you we have the best healthcare in the world!

Dan Frith
Dan Frith

Dan Frith has over 25 years of experience representing individuals and families in cases of medical malpractice throughout Virginia. He has been named "Best Medical Malpractice Attorney" by Roanoker Magazine and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. To speak with Dan, contact him by email at