According to available data, more than 195,000 Americans died because of malpractice or error doctor of 37 million patient records each year than road traffic accidents of sea and air, AIDS, cancer combined. Here are the top 10 fatal mistakes in medicine:
01. Wrong Sperm In IVF
When Nancy Andrews, of Commack, NY, became pregnant after in vitro fertilization of sperm in fertility clinics New York, she and her husband, who seemed to expect handsome. What they expect is a significant child with dark skin is better than their parents. Following DNA tests suggested doctors at New York Medical Services for Reproductive Medicine, deliberate use of other people sperm to be implanted into an egg cell Nancy Andrews'.
Then the baby was born October 19, 2004, they demanded because of malpractice careless actions of a clinic owner.
02. One Mesh Heart and Lung, So Dead
Jesica Santillan 17 years died 2 weeks after receiving the heart and lungs of patients with blood type that does not fit with him. Doctors at Duke University Medical Center failed to check the compatibility before surgery began. . After the second transplant operation to try to correct the mistake, he suffered brain damage and complications that caused death.
Santillan, a Mexican immigrant, came to the United States three years earlier to seek medical treatment for heart and lungs. Heart & lung transplant lung by surgeons at Duke University Hospital in Durham, NC, is expected to improve this condition, rather than put him in great danger; Santillan, who has blood type O, has received an organ from donor type A.
03. Wrong Testicle Surgery
Another thing is wrong-side surgery, surgeons remove the testicles of healthy wrong right from the Air Force 47 years vetran Benjamin Houghton. Patients who had been complaining of pain and reduced the mentality of the left testicle so doctors decided to schedule surgery to have it removed for fear of cancer. However, what is thrown the healthy testicle, which is on the right, the couple then filed a compensation of Us $ 200,000 for the fatal error
04. Disadvantaged Post-Surgical Metal Inside
Donald Church, 49, has a tumor in the stomach when he arrived at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle in June 2000. When he returned, the tumor was gone but left behind a metal retractor therein. Doctors admit his mistake left along the 13-inch metal retractor in the stomach, Fortunately, surgeons are able to lift retractor soon found, and he did not experience long-term health consequences of these errors. The hospital agreed to pay compensation of U.S. $ 97,000.
05. In fact, I wish Brain surgery Cardiac Surgery
Joan Morris (a pseudonym) is 67 women admitted to the hospital to learn but a fatal mistake, because the patient had taken a wrong which should instead be operated jantungya brain surgery. the patient was on the operating table for an hour. Doctors have made incisions in the chest, artery, flow in a tube and snaked over to the heart (the procedure with the risk of bleeding, infection, heart attack and stroke).
That is when the phone rang and a doctor from another department asked "what are you doing with my patient?" There is nothing wrong with his heart! ". Cardiologist who works in women and even then check the chart, and saw that he had made a great mistake. The study was canceled, and he returned to the room was in stable condition.
06. Brain Operation Up to 3 Times In One Year
For the third time in the same year, doctors at Rhode Island Hospital have operated on one side of the patient's head. The most recent incident occurred Nov 23, 2007. 82-year woman of an operation to stop the bleeding of his brain and skull. A neurosurgeon at the hospital started drilling operated on the right side of the patient's head, although a CT scan showed bleeding on the left, according to local reports. The residents reported an error, after which the closing hole to the left of the patient's head. The patient was in good condition on Sunday.
Echoes of cases from the same mistake last February, where the different are the doctors operated on one side of the patient's head. And last August, a man of 86 years died three weeks after a surgeon at Rhode Island Hospital operated by accident on one side of his head.
07. One Foot Amputation
Maybe this is the most famous case that is the case of faults cutting the feet in Tampa (Florida) on 52-year man Willie King, when the cutting procedure in February 1995. Due to fatal error at the hospital her pull licenses for 6 months and fined U.S. $ 10,000 and pay a U.S. $ 900 000 against Willie King and the latest operations team also pay U.S. $ 250,000 against King.
08. Error Removing Kidney Healthy
Louis Park, Minnesota, patients referred to Hospital Park Nicollet Metodhist because it has a tumor that is believed to be cancer. However, doctors misdiagnose and remove the healthy kidney
"The discovery was made on the next day when checked by a team of pathologists and found no evidence of any crime," said Samuel Carlson, MD and chairman of Park Nicollet Chief Medical Officer. Potentially cancer, kidney remained intact and functioning. For privacy and family request, no details about the patient.
09. Build When surgery
The man from West Virginia was admitted awakened from fainting when the surgery and feeling every incision of the scalpel by a team doctor when operated, causing trauma for two weeks later, Sherman Sizemore then filed a lawsuit to Raleigh General Hospital Beckley, W.Va. , January 19, 2006 for the operation of its investigation and determine the cause he woke up. But at the time of surgery, he reported experiencing a phenomenon known as anesthetic awareness - a state where a surgical patient may feel pain, pressure or discomfort during surgery, but can not move or communicate with the doctor.
The team doctor has been wounded man with 73 years experience awake during surgery but unable to move or scream in pain.
10. Wrong Heart Surgery
Two months after heart bypass surgery twice allegedly to save his life, comedian and former host Saturday Night Live cast member Dana Carvey got news: heart surgeon who had bypassed the wrong artery. It took another emergency operation to remove the blockage that threatens to kill a man 45 years, comedian and father of two children. Demanding U.S. $ 7.5 million Carvey brought the case against the hospital, saying surgeons have made a fatal mistake "It's like the issue the wrong kidney. There was a big mistake, "he told People Magazine