A new study has revealed shocking new information about surgical errors. According to researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, surgical instruments are left inside patients close to 40 times each week. Sadly, when surgical errors occur, such as instruments being left inside a patient, people can suffer severe complications.
In July, we wrote about one Queens boys' untimely death. The 11-year-old was brought to the emergency room in April when he began vomiting and developed a high fever. However, doctors at NYU Langone Medical Center failed to recognize that the young boy was suffering from sepsis and sent him home. He later died.
Three years ago, a woman from Brooklyn went to the Winthrop University Medical Center for a relatively minor operation. However, complications during surgery left her a double amputee.
A new study shows that younger surgeons are more likely to make mistakes when there are distractions in the operating room. For instance, a cell phone or a fallen tray may result in serious errors.
People are often given prescription drugs to treat certain illnesses and ailments. However, medication is not always an appropriate source of treatment, and doctors who do prescribe medication should be monitoring their patients closely.