surgical errors

Patients Catching Fire in Operating Rooms? | Surgical Fires

Surgical fires are rare. In fact, they are so rare that patient safety groups have deemed them to be “Never Events” - meaning that they should never happen. Learn More About Never Events When fires in the operating room do occur, they cause unspeakable trauma and suffering. In the United States alone, more than 650 operating [...]

Medical Errors Third Leading Cause of Death

Medical Errors May Now Be the Third Leading Cause of Death in the United States Most of us have heard stories which give us nightmares—stories of nurses giving a drug to one patient that was meant for another, stories of the wrong body part being amputated during a surgical procedure, stories of “on call” doctors being [...]

Surgery Errors – “Never Events” Should NEVER Happen

Every day thousands of surgeries occur across the country in hospitals and outpatient clinics. These surgeries range from routine procedures such as tonsillectomies, to more serious and potentially life-threatening open heart surgeries and brain surgeries. Whenever you or someone you love is undergoing a surgical procedure, you place a great deal of trust in the surgeon [...]

When Anesthesia Errors are Fatal

Patients undergoing surgical procedures receive a type of medicine, known as anesthesia, which puts them into a deep "sleep," preventing them from feeling pain or fear during the procedure. General anesthesia puts a person all the way "under," while local anesthesia takes away the pain in only a specific area. While many anesthesia errors result in [...]

Anesthesia Injuries Resulting From Medical Malpractice

Medical professionals have developed, and use, a wide variety of surgical procedures to treat an array of health issues. Each surgical procedure differs from the other; however, most of them have one thing in common – the use of general anesthesia. Like every aspect of medical treatments and procedures, there are certain risks involved with the [...]

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