Surgical Errors Law
Surgical errors are tried as a form of medical malpractice which itself is part of the Tort and Personal Injury law practice. To consult State legislation for filing a personal injury claim please see our Personal Injury Statute of Limitations page.
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Surgical Errors Law - US
- ABA - Standing Committee on Medical Professional Liability
The Standing Committee on Medical Professional Liability is devoted to preserving and protecting the legal rights and remedies of persons injured while obtaining medical treatment and care. The Committee monitors policies that promote protecting the public as consumers of medical and health care services at the federal level regarding medical liability.
- Nora Institute for Surgical Patient Safety
The Institute was founded to * Assist with further efforts by the American College of Surgeons in the area of surgical patient safety. * To inform and educate patients and surgeons about the practice and principles of surgical patient safety. * To monitor the legislative process at both federal and the state levels
- Office of the Surgeon General (OSG)
The Office of the Surgeon General, under the direction of the Surgeon General, oversees the operations of the 6,500-member Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service and provides support for the Surgeon General in the accomplishment of her other duties. The Office is part of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
- Wrong Diagnosis - Medical Malpractice and Surgical Errors/Complications
WrongDiagnosis.com is one of the world’s leading providers of online medical health information. The site is an independent, objective source of factual, mainstream health information for both consumers and health professionals. WrongDiagnosis.com provides a free health-information service to help people understand their health better, offering crucial and factual health information that is otherwise difficult to find.
Organizations Related to Surgical Errors Law
- AHRQ Patient Safety Network (PSNet)
AHRQ Patient Safety Network (PSNet) is a national web-based resource featuring the latest news and essential resources on patient safety. The site offers weekly updates of patient safety literature, news, tools, and meetings ("What’s New"), and a vast set of carefully annotated links to important research and other information on patient safety ("The Collection").
- American Board of Surgery
The American Board of Surgery is an independent, nonprofit organization founded in 1937 to certify surgeons who have met a defined standard of education, training and knowledge. Surgeons certified by the ABS, known as diplomates, have completed at least five years of surgical residency training following medical school and successfully completed a written and oral examination process administered by the ABS.
- American College of Surgeons
The American College of Surgeons “Patients as Partners in Surgical Care” site contains educational information to help you and your family become informed about your operation and surgical care. We are working to provide you with the most current information about surgical procedures, diseases, tests, medications and pain management from government and professional sources to support you in participating in your surgical care.
- American Medical Association (AMA)
Since 1847 the American Medical Association (AMA) has had one mission: to promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health. Today, the core strategy used to carry out this mission is our concerted effort to help doctors help patients. We do this by uniting physicians nationwide to work on the most important professional and public health issues.
- Operation Patient Access
Operation Patient Access is the overarching communications campaign that will serve as the advocacy platform in 2009 and 2010 for America’s surgical community, including patients, surgeons and other providers – with the ultimate goal of bringing into focus the urgent issues facing access to quality surgical care.
Publications Related to Surgical Errors Law
- AHRQ WebM&M (Morbidity and Mortality Rounds on the Web)
AHRQ WebM&M (Morbidity and Mortality Rounds on the Web) is the online journal and forum on patient safety and health care quality. This site features expert analysis of medical errors reported anonymously by our readers, interactive learning modules on patient safety ("Spotlight Cases"), and Perspectives on Safety.
- Dead By Mistake
Every year approximately 200,000 American patients die preventable deaths as tools to make them safer go unused. Patients are in the dark about facilities’ safety records, yet only fragments of the government's wealth of information is shared.
- Medical Malpractice.com - Surgery Malpractice
Surgery malpractice and surgical negligence can occur in a variety of ways, from anesthesia errors to a mistake by the surgeon. Patients who have suffered an injury due to surgical negligence have a legal right to pursue a medical malpractice claim for all damages associated with the error. See the articles below for details on some of the most common issues of surgical malpractice, as well as learn about the legal and economic issues surrounding medical malpractice complaints.
Articles on HG.org Related to Surgical Errors Law
- VBAC – Vaginal Birth after CesareanMost women who have had a previous C-section birth can deliver their next baby vaginally. However, some women will be in danger of a birth injury from VBAC. This article discusses the risks and what women contemplating VBAC need to do to prepare for a safe delivery.
- High Risk Pregnancy, Birth Injuries, and Birth DefectsHigh risk pregnancies include risk types such as women with abnormal weight, multiple pregnancies, premature birth, etc. Doctors need to pay close attention to a woman and infant with a high risk pregnancy.
- Epidural Injuries during DeliveryBefore you decide to have an epidural, it is important to understand the risks involved, including what injuries epidurals can cause to both you and the baby.
- Erbs Palsy and Brachial Plexus Birth InjuryChildren with Erb's palsy often have partial or total paralysis of their hand, arm, or face. The most common cause of Erb's palsy is dystocia, which happens from a brachial plexus injury during a difficult childbirth.
- Common Types of Post-Operative InjuriesCommon post-operative injuries that individuals should know about before undergoing surgical procedures.
- Undiagnosed Pregnancy Complications Can Threaten Mom and BabyPregnancy and childbirth complications are on the rise in the US.
- Developmental Delays and Developmental Disabilities in Children from Medical MalpracticeIf your child is significantly slower in achieving developmental milestones such as walking, talking, or self-care skills compared with other children of a similar age, this may be a sign of a developmental delay. This article discusses developmental disabilities and potential causes.
- Medical Errors Can Be Prevented and Patient Safety ImprovedAlthough medical literature frequently reports computerization of medical records, barcoding for medications, evidence-based medicine, and other approaches can reduce medical errors, practitioners and institutions have not embraced them very speedily.
- Traumatic Brain Injuries to Babies from Medical MalpracticeTraumatic brain injuries sometimes happen to newborn children as a result of medical malpractice. Traumatic brain injuries in babies can lead to developmental disabilities, cerebral palsy, and many other lifelong medical conditions.
- Surgery Injury from Surgery MalpracticeEach year thousands of people are injured or die from surgery malpractice. Patients are injured or die from complex emergency surgeries as well as common routine surgeries such as plastic surgery or weight loss surgery. This article will discuss surgery injuries from medical negligence.
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