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When communication breaks down, medical mistakes can happen

Communication and interactions between medical staff members are two major factors in medical care that many patients never see. Most people just think about what happens in front of them when they think of "care": the doctor inspecting you, asking you questions, and writing up prescriptions or suggesting other courses of medical action.

When communication breaks down, medical mistakes can happen

Communication and interactions between medical staff members are two major factors in medical care that many patients never see. Most people just think about what happens in front of them when they think of "care": the doctor inspecting you, asking you questions, and writing up prescriptions or suggesting other courses of medical action.

Surgeon with 11 malpractice payouts keeps working unabated

A heartbreaking story about a surgery gone wrong -- and the failures of doctors, though one in particular takes the cake, to monitor the patient -- exemplifies one of the issues in the medical field today. We start the story with a simple procedure: an appendectomy, which is a procedure to remove a person's appendix.

Surgeon with 11 malpractice payouts keeps working unabated

A heartbreaking story about a surgery gone wrong -- and the failures of doctors, though one in particular takes the cake, to monitor the patient -- exemplifies one of the issues in the medical field today. We start the story with a simple procedure: an appendectomy, which is a procedure to remove a person's appendix.

'Retained surgical items' cause pain, suffering and much worse

Imagine that you go into the doctor's office one day and they inform you that you have a condition that, although not very serious, warrants surgery to correct. In your mind, you may be a little worried. But you also know that most of the time these surgeries go off without a hitch. So you and your doctor discuss some times and eventually you agree on a date for your surgery.

'Retained surgical items' cause pain, suffering and much worse

Imagine that you go into the doctor's office one day and they inform you that you have a condition that, although not very serious, warrants surgery to correct. In your mind, you may be a little worried. But you also know that most of the time these surgeries go off without a hitch. So you and your doctor discuss some times and eventually you agree on a date for your surgery.

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