How common are surgical errors?

Surgery can be a huge risk for some patients, but the procedure can be risky for physicians as well when it comes to medical malpractice claims. According to medical liability insurer Coverys, surgery is the second most common reason for malpractice claims against...

You could be awake during surgery

For most types of major surgery, you're supposed to be unconscious, so you feel nothing. However, the Mayo Clinic says that about one out of every 500 people to have surgery done may wake up during it.Often, this doesn't mean the person is fully awake. He or she may...

Medical malpractice and never events

If you have never heard the term "never events" you are not alone. However, if you believe you have suffered from a surgical error, this is a term with which you should become familiar.Never events are clearly wrong and often shocking surgical errors that should never...

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