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Eric Reinken > Medical Malpractice

What to Do If Your Surgery Was Botched

The World Health Organization created a checklist for surgeons to prevent surgical errors because it is estimated that in the US, surgeons operate on 200 to 300 wrong patients each year. Close to 2,500 patients have had the wrong part of their body operated on and patients have died because surgeons have removed the wrong organ or left surgical instruments in the body cavity. There have been studies indicating that almost 75% of surgical errors happen during the surgery, with the other injuries happening during pre-operative or post-operative care. The following surgical errors are the most commonly encountered in medical malpractice...

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