We have created a myth in our society that doctor errors don't happen;
that doctors are infallible, that they don't make errors, don't have
to look things up, and have a compendium of knowledge that
incorporates every disease, every treatment and every consequence of
treatment in their field and know it all by heart! Nothing, of
course, could be further from the truth. Doctors do make mistakes,
do forget and don't know everything. How did the myth of
infallibility have its inception? It has been fostered by doctors
themselves. Doctors are taught from their first day in medical
school that they are supposed to be infallible and when they do not
live up to this impossible goal they are so embarrassed that errors
are rarely reported and, therefore, even more rarely corrected.
About 180,000 people die each year as a result of doctor induced
injury. That is the equivalent of three jumbo jet crashes every two
days. While pilots cannot start an aircraft or even shut it off
without a complicated written checklist that has to be followed the
same way every time, the most complex of brain or heart surgeries
take place every day without a written protocol.
If you or a loved one believe you may have been injured by your
healthcare system, contact us today. We are specialized in handling
medical malpractice suits and can quickly determine if you should
pursue your case.
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