What are the Most Common Surgical Errors?

What are the Most Common Surgical Errors?

Surgical Errors
Many may think that surgical errors only occur during major procedures like open heart or brain surgery, when in reality they can occur during even the most routine procedures. When surgical errors happen patients can require additional surgery to fix damage, suffer pain from unnecessary injuries, and in extreme cases, death can occur. Some of the most common surgical errors include: Anesthesia: When a surgeon fails to give a patient enough anesthesia, they can wake up during surgery which can result in a frightening experience coupled with tremendous pain. When a patient receives too much anesthesia, it can result in brain damage or death. Mistakes related to anesthesia are the most common and severe surgical errors. Foreign objects left in the body: During a surgical procedure, items such as pads,…
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