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Posts tagged "surgical error"

Good preparation can help prevent wrong-site surgery

Generally, we hold doctors in high esteem. This can be especially true of surgeons. For most of us, the mind boggles at the work they can do with a scalpel or other tools of their trade. For this reason, we may even be somewhat in awe their skills.

TV image of doctors isn't always reality

In the 1970s, actor Robert Young played the title character in the television show "Marcus Welby, M.D." On the show, Dr. Marcus Welby is portrayed as being wise, having a wonderful bedside manner and always being able to give his patients an accurate diagnosis.

Inexperience with new medical devices can cause doctor errors

Whenever we have surgery, we trust the that our doctors have the requisite training and skill to perform the procedure safely. But new surgical innovations can be brought into the medical field without established training requirements. This means a doctor could use a surgical tool while still working through a learning curve.

Medical malpractice: $7.5 million awarded in nerve damage case

Doctors play a critical role in the health of our society. We trust the advice of doctors on serious issues concerning our health and hope our physicians make very cautious assessments. If a medical caregiver makes surgical errors when operating on a patient or fails to make a correct diagnosis, it is important the responsible party is held accountable for his or her mistakes. Losing a loved one or having a relative become permanently injured due to a medical mistake can be devastating for any family.

Robotic device malfunction leads to medical malpractice verdict

Two individuals now residing in Montana were awarded more than $100,000 concerning a medical malpractice lawsuit.  The jury awarded the couple $10,500 for medical expenses.  An additional $100,000 was awarded concerning compensation for physical pain and mental anguish.