9 Common Medical Errors That Can Be Avoided
Every body is different and will react to medical events in an individual manner. However, some medical situations are the direct result of doctor negligence or error. This is called medical malpractice.
Nine of the most common medical errors are:
- Obstetric errors/birth injuries
- Drug interactions
- Ventilator-associated pneumonia
- Bed sores
- Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (UTIs)
- Blood clots
- Blood infections from a central line
- Fall injuries
- Infections at the surgical site
While these are the most common medical errors, they are certainly not the only errors that can occur, so it is important to consult a medical malpractice attorney to identify whether your injury or that of a loved one is in fact malpractice as you may suspect.
If you or a loved has or is suffering from any of these common medical errors and it has left a permanent injury, including death, call our office immediately. Robert Messey, MD/JD and Gayle Sullivan, RN/JD will begin an immediate legal and medical investigation into your care and treatment.