Michael H. Bereston, Inc.

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Phone: 410-793-4554

Toll Free: 866-517-4037

Over 4,000 surgical “never events” occur each year

Everyone makes mistakes, regardless of their profession, experience or the care they take. This is the reason that in many professions, particularly health care, double and triple checks are made to be sure that everything is in order. Often errors will be minor and easily resolved. However, sometimes a serious matter goes unnoticed, resulting in serious harm to the patient involved.

While it is impossible to avoid mistakes completely, there are some errors that should simply not occur. As is explained by the American Medical Association, these are often termed never events. These include mistakes such as performing the wrong procedure, operating on the wrong part of the body or even mixing up patients and performing an operation on the wrong one.

Errors of this nature are extremely detrimental to the health and quality of life of those affected. They are inexcusable and it is understandable that many patients harmed in this way decide to seek compensation for the malpractice they have experienced.

You might hope that these events are extremely rare, but unfortunately that is not the case. Statistics suggest that over 4,000 of these never events occur every year on average. That works out at almost 80 per week. The figures are alarming and it is clear that the problem needs to be addressed.

By challenging irresponsible medical professionals, you may be able to help reduce the chance of them harming others in the future. An attorney can explain the process for making a medical malpractice claim and may be able to support you in building your case.

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Michael H. Bereston, Inc.
138 Main Street, Suite 200
P.O. Box 2990
Annapolis, MD 21401

Maryland: 410-793-4554
Toll Free: 866-517-4037
Baltimore/Annapolis: 410-269-5011
DC: 202-628-2226
Fax: 410-269-5022

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