Since this is a legal blog that covers medical malpractice, we and our readers have likely heard of wrong-site surgeries. But can you believe that there are incidents that go even further than that level of carelessness?
A Dr. Gerard Gormley is noted for his focus on a problematic issue that might surprise some: right-left confusion. Gormley's research suggests a frightening statistic: about 10 percent of people struggle to tell right from left.
It is not uncommon to read or see reports on national television about defective medical devices or dangerous drugs. However, it is not as common to hear or read about surgical errors tied to anesthesia or other drugs administered during surgery. Unfortunately for Massachusetts residents, simply because something is not a common topic of conversation, it does not mean that it does not happen.
Since our law firm represents victims of medical malpractice in Massachusetts, we usually share posts about victims' cases, ranging from surgical errors, misdiagnoses, birth injuries and more. But this post takes a different look at the issue of medical malpractice, by giving you an idea of what doctors say and feel following a malpractice complaint.