Going to the doctor can be a stressful experience for any patient, whether they are going in for routine care or are undergoing a specific medical procedure. People generally understand that there is no guarantee that an operation or treatment will be completely effective and safe, but we should be able to expect that medical staff will provide a reasonable level of care.
While this is often the case, there are instances when doctor, nurse or other medical worker fails to take this responsibility seriously and ends up making a catastrophic error. In certain situations, these grievous mistakes are referred to as "never events," because they are so preventable and dangerous that they should never happen in any hospital room. If you have suffered as a result of one of these events, which we will detail in this post, it can be crucial to explore your legal options.