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Why do doctors leave surgical tools behind?

In some cases, a doctor who does surgery forgets one of the tools or instruments they were using, leaving it behind, inside the patient. This can have a drastic and negative impact on the patient's health. In some cases, it can lead to serious and even fatal injuries. Even in the best cases, the patient needs a second operation to remove the item.

Wrong-site surgery can change your life

One of the biggest surgical mistakes a doctor can make is operating on the wrong site or the wrong patient. It does happen, though, in part because some surgical teams see multiple patients every day. One simply mistake with paperwork or confusion on the surgeon's part can lead to a disaster that changes your life forever.

Testosterone Replacement Therapy Drugs Serious Side Effects

Several years ago, pharmaceutical companies seized on the opportunity to convince millions of men that they had a medical condition known as low testosterone. While some men do legitimately have a related condition called hypogonadism caused by the inability to produce adequate amounts of testosterone, the symptoms associated with low testosterone are a normal part of getting older. They can include:

Case Study: Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

Medical malpractice cases can get extremely complicated, as a case that went to the North Carolina Court of Appeals clearly demonstrates. Marjorie Locklear, who underwent surgery in July 2012, is suing cardiologist Dr. Matthew Cummings for allowing her to fall from the operating table. She is also suing his employer, Duke University Health System.

What to Do If You Have Been Injured by a Medical Device

When a doctor recommends a specific medical device, most people trust its safety because they assume their doctor has their best interests at heart. Sadly, some doctors ignore the warnings and prescribe devices which have been reported to be unsafe. However, it is much medical-injury-300x221.jpgmore common for medical device manufacturers to rush a product to market before thoroughly testing it for safety. Regardless of how an unsafe product made its way to a healthcare consumer, the results of a medical device injury can be devastating. The following are some medical devices that have caused injuries in the past:

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