New research from the Journal of Patient Safety indicates that number of 98,000 people dying each year from medical malpractice isn’t even close.  In fact, 440,000 people die every year because of preventable medical errors.  That is equivalent to almost the entire population of Atlanta, Ga., dying every year.  Preventable medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States and cost our country tens of billions of dollars a year.