Medical Malpractice That Should NEVER Happen But Still Does…

A recent article in the journal Surgery reports that so called “neverMedical_malpractice_that_should_never_happen_but_still_does events” happen at least 80 times per week in the U.S. – and that figure is believed to be an under-estimation of the true extent of the problem.

So what is a “never event”...

It’s a mistake that literally should never happen in surgery and includes physicians leaving surgical instruments in patients, allowing patients to awaken during surgery, performing surgery on the wrong patient, performing surgery on the wrong side of a patient, and more.

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