Medical Errors, Past and Present

It's every surgical patient's worst nightmare. And it happened three times at Rhode Island Hospital. According to Associated Press reports, the hospital was fined $50,000 and reprimanded by the state Department of Health on Monday after the third episode this year involving a doctor performing brain surgery on the wrong side of a patient's head. Fortunately, the chance of a serious mistake occurring during any given medical procedure is small. But these errors do happen -- a fact evidenced by...Full Story
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