Good news for hospital patients in Houston and elsewhere. A recent project by seven big hospitals across the country has reduced surgery-linked infections by almost one-third. These types of surgical errors can cost hospitals millions of dollars.
Readers in Houston, Texas, should be careful about choosing a doctor to perform their surgeries. Recently, an obstetrician in another state was placed on a five-year probation for surgical errors that injured patients.
As Houston readers can agree, people go to their doctors hoping they will help them feel better. But unfortunately, sometimes doctors can make things worse. This is exactly what happened to a man in another state who went in for back surgery. The surgeon botched his surgery so badly that he later sued for medical malpractice and was recently awarded $2 million.