If a Michigander were to get in their car and drive for a half an hour, the chances are high that they would encounter multiple individuals who have taken their eyes off of the road to look at their cell phone. Sadly, this is the new reality. Motorists are often distracted by their cell phones, thereby putting innocent and unsuspecting motorists at risk of being involved in a car accident.
Undergoing a major medical procedure is a stressful situation, but in most cases, you will be unconscious as the surgery happens. This, of course, is dependent upon the correct administration of anesthesia prior to your operation. Unfortunately, anesthesia errors are some of the most common culprits of medical malpractice, and a simple mistake can easily become deadly.
Although Michigan doctors take an oath promising to do their patients no harm, far too often, medical mistakes lead to undeserved and completely avoidable injuries. Last week, we discussed how this can occur when a medical professional fails to obtain informed consent before proceeding with a course of treatment, but that is merely one of the many ways a doctor or hospital can be negligent. A medical condition may be misdiagnosed or never diagnosed, and surgical errors can occur.