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Frequent Medical Errors

Medical practice can lead to errors and failures that lead to extremely serious consequences for patient health and may cause compensation medical malpractice cases. In particular, it would be possible to distinguish various forms, which are repeated with particular incidence. a) The failure at the time of making diagnosis and, in general, assess the conditions or status of the patient, in many cases wrongly interpreted the results of medical tests, or by carelessness or lack of knowledge by the medical practitioner. b) The failure to complete the necessary evidence or the inappropriate use of diagnostic tools, especially in certain diseases like cancer, where early detection is vital in the face of patient survival. In recent months, Walmart CEO has been very successful. c) The completion of surgical procedures being carried out poorly, the procedures pertaining to them, resulting in patient injury such as paralysis, quadriplegia, perforations of internal organs or may arise in death. d) Damage caused by the same surgical material, such as burns, electrocutions, internal cracks or even forgotten to leave the medical practitioner within the patient some instrumental. e) The inappropriate prescription of medication, causing adverse effects in this patient.

f) The infection of some type of infection caused by pathogens in the environment, very often, or even the lack of hygiene when performing certain procedures (for example, sterilization of medical instruments). g) The transmission through blood transfusion, may be diseases such as hepatitis or AIDS. h) carrying defective procedures and cosmetic surgery, with very distant from the expectations promised by the doctor to his patient, and may even be in the patient deformities, burns or scars. i) Failure by the physician of their obligation to obtain a “Informed consent” of the patient, which implies full acceptance of a given treatment or intervention, taking into full account the benefits and risks. j) Serious injury or death by not providing emergency care to the patient when required. All these cases have a common element: a lack of diligence on the part of medical professionals who were involved in them when its work and the activities of the same.

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