Recent reports suggest that despite the efforts of medical institutions such as the Joint Commission of Chicago, medical mistakes including wrong site surgeries are increasing when they should be decreasing. In 2004, the Joint Commission, led by Dennis O'Leary, pushed for a 'universal medical protocol' aimed at using what was called "very simple stuff" to prevent what are deemed to very preventable accidents during medical procedures. But last year over 90 cases of wrong-site surgeries were reported-- up from 49 in '04.
Our Kansas and Missouri Medical Malpractice Attorneys we know that all medical errors are serious business. An estimated 98,000 people die every year as a result of hospital mistakes. How is it ever possible for a doctor to operate on the wrong part of the body? Careless mistakes and negligent treatment can happen in a number of scenarios. Perhaps the pre-surgery paperwork failed to correctly identify the proper site of the impending surgery. Maybe communication broke down somewhere between the operating room staff and the doctors and nurses.
If you or someone you love has suffered a serious injury as the direct result of a mistake made during a medical procedure or surgery and you feel the doctor is at fault for your condition, you may have rights the insurance companies aren't telling you about. You need someone in your corner you can trust to give it to you straight. Call experienced Kansas City Personal Injury Lawyers James Roswold. With over 15 years of experience in Medical Malpractice, we may be able to assist you and your family through this difficult time.
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