A considerable number of hospitals and other medical centers in Pennsylvania have begun to collaborate on a number of different measures in order to help prevent common surgical errors, specifically wrong site surgery, from occurring.
Online PR News – 15-November-2012 – Philadelphia, PA – The Pennsylvania medical malpractice lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C., are excited to report that a considerable number of hospitals and other medical centers in the state have begun to collaborate on a number of different measures in order to help prevent common surgical errors, specifically wrong site surgery, from occurring. The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority, a state agency dedicated to improving patient safety in medical settings, has developed a training program for hospitals throughout the state to help physicians go through a series of safeguard measures that can reduce the human error often associated with surgical procedures.
Unfortunately, even with more than 50 medical institutions participating in some form of this preventative effort, far too many patients continue to suffer as the result of wrong site surgical errors. In the 2011-2012 academic year, 47 such accidents occurred, resulting in a rate of about 1 wrong site surgical error for every 100,000 procedures performed.
Suffering any type of surgical error can have devastating consequences for a patient. Often, further surgical procedures are necessary after a surgical error, potentially resulting in considerable medical costs for the victim. Worse, the consequences of a surgical error can often present challenges for a patient that may be life-altering. No one should have to bear the burden of these costs by themselves. For this reason, the Pennsylvania medical malpractice attorneys of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C., are prepared to represent all Pennsylvania residents who have suffered as a result of a surgical error.
Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C., is a personal injury law firm based in Pennsylvania, with offices in Philadelphia, New Jersey, and New York. To learn more about the firm and the services they offer, contact them today at 610-667-7511.