Medical Negligence – Surgery Errors Frighteningly Common

 

White surface with stethocope laid across in figure of eight shape with legal gavel laid over the top of the stethoscopeMedical negligence hit the headlines again recently when The Daily Mail Online reported  NHS surgeons are accidentally leaving swabs and surgical instruments inside patients.

In the medical profession these events are referred to as ‘never events’ – the kind of mistake that should ‘never’ happen in the field of medical treatment, defined as serious and largely preventable.

The most recent data from NHS England shows that, in the past four years, nearly 1,200 patients in England have been the victims of such incidents and apparently they occur on average at least five times a week in NHS hospitals across Britain.

 

 

 

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