Medical Malpractice Events That Should NEVER Happen.

Since early in this century, the U.S. Government hasThere are medical malpractice events that should never happen

been tracking the incidence of what they call “Never Events”.  “Never Events” are shocking medical errors – medical malpractice – that should never occur – and that often have catastrophic consequences for the patient involved.

The term “Never Event” was first introduced by Ken Kizer MD in 2001.  Since that time the list has been greatly expanded to include six categories of medical malpractice events:  surgical, product or device, patient protection, care management, environmental, and criminal.

So just what are some of the things considered “Never Events”?   

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