Surgical errors are truly unacceptable events. When a surgeon walks into a surgery, all of their focus has to be on the patient. Others working with them need to understand the job at hand and do everything they can to get the patient through the surgery successfully and without complications.
When people feel under the weather, they go to the doctor's office. They expect to receive care, but one study has found that many doctors often give patients too much treatment. According to PLOS ONE, about 21 percent of all medical care is completely unnecessary.
A fatal overdose causes more than just a death. It leads to families suffering. People who sell drugs that lead to an overdose can also face charges for murder.
When you go to the emergency room, it's under the impression that you are very ill or badly hurt. Most people wouldn't turn to the emergency room without good reason.
Misdiagnoses often occur because of the similarities between illnesses. People who struggle with chest pain, for example, could have a heart problem, lung disease or even a back injury. It's up to a medical provider to narrow down the possibilities and determine the true cause of injuries or illnesses.
Thanks to many crime shows and movies, many people in Hinesville believe they can avoid criminal convictions if the police do not read their Miranda rights during their arrests. The rights inform alleged offenders that their statements can become evidence against them, legal representation is available and they do not have to respond to interrogation during criminal investigations. These protections have been around for more than 50 years, but many people remain misinformed and confused if and when police Mirandize them.