Damage and medical errors in general surgery
In medicine the risk could never be zero, but ensuring a good quality of medical services can greatly reduce malpractice.
In the special classification of medical errors, at the top there are the surgical ones that represent about 32% of the accidents reported.
Medical errors in general surgery can lead to a compensation for damages, often liquidated by the insurance subscribed personally by the doctors or directly by the hospitals.
In addition to the cases specified below, the news also reports cases of malpractice caused by medical negligence.
In December 2016, in Sorrento in the province of Naples, an 88-year-old woman died after falling from a stretcher while being conducted in Radiology to perform an abdominal x-ray. (Source: Il Mattino)
In recent years, the Ministry of Health has taken several measures to try at least to curb the problem concerning the public health in general.
Medical error and malpractice in general surgery
Complications from serious post-operative adhesions.
Application of clips
Damage caused by an incorrect positioning of the clips.
Embolism caused by a lack of or an incorrect anticoagulant therapy.
Rules and protocols
Violation of protocols for surgical intervention.
Performance of incorrect or unnecessary surgeries.
Gauzes and knives
Gauzes and surgical instruments forgotten in the patient's body.
Serious pre and post-operative surgical infections.
Damage for injuries to nerves, blood vessels and vital organs.
Lack of diagnosis
Delays in rescue and lack of or incorrect diagnosis of diseases.
Lack of informed consent in medical treatment.
Inadequate post-operative nursing and medical care.
Abnormal stitches or premature removal of them.
Death caused by blood transfusions with infected blood.
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