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- Failure to diagnose
- Birth injuries
- To baby – cerebral palsy, erbs palsy, Klumpke’s palsy, shoulder dystocia, failure to recognize fetal distress, failure to respond to hypoxia or dehydration
- To mother – failure to timely perform c-section, mismanagement of delivery, nerve damage, bleeding injury
- Failure to properly use medical technology/read test results
- Failure to properly implant device
- Failure to observe allergies
- Anesthesia mismanagement
Usually professional negligence by someone other than doctor unless hospital knowingly employs physician with history of mental illness, drug or alcohol abuse.
- Failure to monitor patient/safety equipment
- Misdiagnose and release
- Improperly cleared for surgery
- Failure to take prompt and appropriate disciplinary action when a doctor commits errors or gross abuse
- Failure to take allergy precautions
- Failure to properly train/supervise staff
- Failure to test for, diagnose and treat retinopathy of prematurity, leading to impaired vision or blindness
- Failure to diagnose stroke/concussion
- Nursing home neglect/abuse
- Wrong drug
- Wrong dose
Since 1992, the Food and Drug Administration has received nearly 30,000 reports of medication errors. These are voluntary reports, so the number of medication errors that actually occur is thought to be much higher. There is no “typical” medication error, and health professionals, patients, and their families are all involved.
The public took notice in 1999 when the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a report, “To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System.” According to the report, between 44,000 and 98,000 deaths may result each year from medical errors in hospitals alone. And more than 7,000 deaths each year are related to medications.