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When Medical Errors Become Medical Malpractice

Not Every Medical Error is Considered Medical Malpractice While doctors and healthcare professionals have an obligation to uphold a high standard of care for their patients, mistakes can and do occur. However, medical malpractice (a/k/a medical negligence) isn’t just making a mistake. Negligence is defined as “unreasonable conduct” on the part of the doctor or healthcare [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

2019-11-06T23:43:55-04:00Categories: Negligence, Errors & Misdiagnosis|Tags: , |

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 [...]

2019-11-06T21:16:10-04:00Categories: Negligence, Errors & Misdiagnosis|Tags: , |