Many patients expect to feel better after having surgery to fix a problem. Massachusetts residents who have anxiety over a procedure may be relieved to know that the operation will leave them in a better state. However, a doctor error during surgery can actually leave people in worsened conditions, as one recent incident reminds us.
Medical patients in Massachusetts rely on their doctors to provide them with the best care possible. While doctors cannot solve every problem, their many years of medical school, residency, and additional training provide them with skills far above and beyond a layperson. Certainly, no one is perfect, but the stakes are very high when a doctor error occurs. The result of a mistake can be life threatening and have a long-term impact on a patient’s future.