Common medical errors in hospitals
You’d be surprised to know how many medical errors actually occur. The Shojania’s and Dixon Woods’ estimation gives us an approximation of 25,000 deaths caused by medical errors. Be that as it may, here are few examples of medical errors:
- Delayed Diagnosis
- Surgical Errors
- Wrong prescription or doses>
What is a misdiagnosis?
A misdiagnosis is when a doctor makes an incorrect diagnosis. A doctor might prescribe the wrong medication to a patient or prescribe the wrong dosage. Although they are more common than we’d like they can result in some serious consequences. If you have ever been a victim of misdiagnosis then you can relate. Usually, misdiagnoses are caused by a lack of poor communication or negligence. Consequently, this leads to malpractice lawsuits. A simple way to prove malpractice is to compare the work of a proficient doctor to that of the accused doctor. .
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You may think that someone who is under anesthesia is just sleeping but they are in fact not. The patient is actually in a medically induced coma. Patients are generally administered anesthesia through (IV) or inhalation. It is often needed to perform medical procedures. Although it is an important part of surgery and just like with everything else, mistakes can be made. Anesthesia Malpractice is very serious and causes serious harm to patients such as brain damage, permanent injury, and even death. A few examples of Anesthesia Malpractice are:
- Wrong dose of Anesthesia
- Administering wrong type of Anesthesia
- Not being intubated properly
- Not monitoring the patient properly