Hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. die from medical errors every year. It is the third leading cause of death in the United States.
Carole Hemmelgarn is on a mission to help medical professionals avoid errors. She says the healthcare system failed her family and her daughter.
“I had a 9-year-old daughter, named Alyssa, and she was diagnosed with leukemia on a Monday and she died 10 days later,” said Hemmelgarn.
From the Here & Now Contributors Network, John Daley of Colorado Public Radio has her story.
This segment aired on February 20, 2015.