Surgical Errors

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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