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What do they mean by 'never events' in the medical field?

The term "never event" is a bit of a misnomer since these disastrous medical mistakes happen with alarming frequency. A former chief executive officer (CEO) of the National Quality Forum (NQF) coined the term back in 2001 to refer to errors that should never have occurred and which put patients at extraordinary and needless risk.

How surgical errors can turn fatal

Surgical errors are horrific mistakes made by surgeons, nurses and other medical professionals who are present when a patient is undergoing surgery. It doesn't matter if you are undergoing a routine procedure or a five-hour surgery to remove a tumor; there's always the possibility that you or a loved one could be the victim of a surgical error. Today, we will discuss some ways that surgical errors can turn fatal.

Signs you are a victim of a surgical error

Surgical errors happen all too often in hospitals all across Georgia and the rest of the country. There are many different ways you can be a victim of a surgical error. You might not realize you are a victim until you've been sent home from the hospital and something goes seriously wrong with your health. Today, we will provide you with the signs you could be a victim of a surgical error.

Common types of surgical errors

Surgical errors are all too common throughout Georgia and the rest of the country. When these mistakes are made, it can lead to traumatic injuries and even death for the patient. Surgical errors are a form of medical malpractice, which means the plaintiff can file a claim for compensation to help pay for their medical bills, lost wages and other expenses.

Can I make a breast augmentation medical malpractice claim?

Going under the knife for the purpose of plastic surgery carries with it many of the same risks that other surgeries have. The fact that you choose to have an aesthetic surgery does not mean that you should be subject to any lower safety standards.

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