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Prevention of surgical errors

Patients in North Carolina may be surprised to learn that operating room errors, specifically wrong-site surgeries, occur. According to research on wrong-site surgeries that began in 1999, the majority of wrong-site surgical errors are preventable. The adoption of standards and protocols designed to address the leading causes of wrong-site surgery is an important step toward solving the problem according to experts.

Department of Veterans Affairs pays for medical malpractice

The Department of Veterans Affairs has been busy in the state of North Carolina; busy making mistakes, that is. A recent report reveals that four VA facilities in North Carolina chose to settle 29 wrongful death cases during the decade after the 9/11 attacks. Investigative reports have painted a picture of systematic medical malpractice that includes failure to diagnose, along with a variety of other concerns, at several VA facilities.

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