Valleywide Legal Blog

“Doctor, I Think You Forgot Something.”

There are certain events which are never supposed to happen.  They are called “never” events.  One of them is the foreign object left behind in the body of the surgical patient.  Prior to the adoption of procedures and checklists requiring … Read More

Posted in Doctors, Hospital Negligence, Hospitals, Lawsuits, medical errors, Medical Malpractice, medical malpractice cases, medical malpractice lawyers, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, never events, retained sponge, retained surgical instruments, Surgical Errors |

Never Events Just Keep On Happening.

The term “Never Event” was created in the early 2000’s to denote an event that should never occur in the presence of good medical care.  It is now used to describe events which are clear, which cause serious injury or … Read More

Posted in Arizona Medical Board, disclosure of medical mistakes, Doctors, Health Care Costs, Hospital Negligence, Hospitals, Lawsuits, Medical Costs, medical errors, medical ethics, Medical Malpractice, medical mistakes, Medicare, never events, Nurses, Prescription Errors, retained surgical instruments, Secrecy, Surgical Errors |

Retained Sponges – Never Events which Tiny Transmitters Can Stop

“Never events” are defined as serious medical events which are so easily preventable that they should never happen.  Inadvertently leaving a surgical implement inside of a patient is a never event.  Surprisingly, it happens a lot – 4,500 to 6,000 times … Read More

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