Day: April 19, 2015

What is a Never Event?

The term “never event,” was coined in 2001 and is used to describe particularly shocking medical mistakes These mistakes, just as they are described, should NEVER happen. They are mistakes that are so reckless and dangerous that even the smallest likelihood of their possibility is unacceptable. It is estimated that “never events” occur as many as …

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Medical Mistakes to Blame for Infant Brain Injury

Brain injury is one of the leading causes of death and disability in infants, and unfortunately, medical errors are often be to blame. The two most common causes of infant brain injury occur during pregnancy and birth: Oxygen Deprivation – Caused by long labor, failure to order necessary c-section, umbilical cord problems, mother’s blood pressure, …

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