Medical negligence kills more than 210,000-400,000 people in the U.S. each year. Despite the detrimental results of medical negligence, the overwhelming majority of cases never make it to court. Only a fraction of those cases result in a verdict for the plaintiff, and in many states damages caps limit the amount that may be awarded to victims. For these reasons, many feel that the medical and legal systems work to punish victims of medical negligence for seeking the justice they deserve.
The following infographic from Katherman Briggs & Greenberg explores this in more detail.