Medical mistakes happen all the time. Read this CNN article for examples of medical errors that should not have happened.
What are examples of medical errors?
This new story on CNN includes information on:
- treating the wrong patient
- tools left inside the body after surgery
- lost patients
- fake doctors
- too long of a wait in the ER
- air bubbles in a patient’s blood
- operating on the wrong body part
- mistaken tubes
- waking up during anesthesia.
Beware that this is not a complete list, and if you have been seriously, permanently injured by a medical error, you should contact a personal injury attorney. Your injuries may be medical malpractice, which is the failure of a medical professional to provide services that meet the standard of care of a reasonable physician and result in harm to a patient.
If you or a loved one has been severely injured due to medical errors, email the medical malpractice lawyers at Carr & Carr Attorneys.
Also, remember time limits called “statute of limitations” are in effect for filing law suits. You must file a lawsuit before the applicable time limit expires. The time limit as well as other regulations may be different in each state, so talk with the medical malpractice lawyers at Carr & Carr to learn what options your family has.