Many people believe that surgical issues and medication errors are the most common instances of medical malpractice. As it turns out, diagnostic issues cause most problems.
Many doctors agree that there are benefits to robotic surgery, which is a relatively new type of surgery for treating patients with bladder, prostate, adrenal gland and kidney problems. But there are risks, too, and patients have been badly injured by the robo-assisted procedure itself.
Recent reports show that the United States has a serious problem with medical errors. They happen every single day, often with catastrophic results. These errors are in large part caused by miscommunication among doctors, hospital staff and pharmacists, with medication errors being the most common types of mistakes.
They're called "never events": surgical errors that are completely preventable and should never happen. But these surgical errors do happen, and they happen at an alarming rate, according to a recent study.
The vast majority of medical professionals are responsible and skilled individuals whose primary concern is the well-being of patients. But there other kinds of medical professionals, too, the ones whose practice resembles that of a mad scientist rather than a caring doctor. Bozeman-area residents with medical malpractice concerns may be interested in the story of a dentist whose patients have experienced some less-than-satisfactory dental work.