Transcript - Surgical Malpractice

Have you ever heard of the term "never events"? It refers to surgical events in health care that should never happen and are completely preventable. Wrong site, wrong-sided or wrong patient procedures such as amputating the incorrect foot, biopsy being performed on the wrong breast, and even surgery on the wrong side of a patient's brain are happening 40 times a week in US hospitals. Surgical mistakes such as leaving a sponge, towel, suture, needle, or other surgical instrument or item in a patient are being reported over 4,000 times a year. Even worse, researchers also say doctors are performing approximately seven and a half million unnecessary surgeries every year. Coronary bypass surgery is the single most overprescribed and unnecessary surgery in the country. And for women the stakes are even higher from unnecessary operations like hysterectomies and cesarean sections. According to one medical expert, each year 2,500 healthy women walk into hospitals to receive hysterectomies and never come out. This unnecessary and avoidable malpractice needs to stop. At Moll Law Group, we want to prevent surgical "never events" and unnecessary surgeries by promoting for stricter safety protocols to prevent injuries and save lives. If you have a case and would like a prompt and confidential evaluation, please complete and submit our free consultation form. For free consumer safety information and case updates, visit us at legalnewsnetwork.com.