Surgical Errors Leading Form of Medical Malpractice

According to a report by the American Medical Association, 98,000 people lose their lives each year to medical errors, most of which are surgical. This makes medical malpractice the eighth leading cause of death in America, killing more people than car accidents, breast cancer, and AIDS. The term "surgical errors" includes errors that are made before, during, and after surgery, and can involve medical providers other than a surgeon, including the anesthesiologist, nurses, or other hospital staff members. Read on to learn about the most common surgical errors, and what to do if you or a loved one are a victim of a surgical error, or any … [Read more...]