Many Houston residents will undergo surgery at some point in their lives. Most go as planned and help the patient with his or her ailment. Occasionally, however, a medical professional exhibits a failure to follow acceptable standards and there are some serious consequences.
The birth of a child for Houston residents is a joyous affair. Parents eagerly anticipate the arrival of the newborn and can't wait for the new chapter in their lives to begin. Most births go as anticipated with no complications. But for some newborns, the failure to diagnose a prenatal infection can lead to serious complications.
Many Houston residents can be affected by cancer in their lifetime. Whether it is their own diagnosis or a diagnosis of a loved one, cancer affects most people. A misdiagnosis of cancer can be devastating but it happens more than some people realize.
Many Houston residents will undergo some type of surgery during their lifetimes. While most surgeries go as planned, sometimes surgical errors occur. These errors can be life-threatening or even fatal. One error that occurs from time to time is the failure to remove all surgical equipment, such as clamps and sponges, from the patient after surgery. So how can surgical errors involving medical equipment left in a patient be reduced?