Unfortunately, doctor errors occur more often than citizens may think. Rhode Island residents may have experienced this firsthand and may understand the life changes that can occur as a result of doctor errors. A recent article listed several facts that many people may find alarming and helpful if they are ever in a similar situation.
Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States. Only heart attacks and cancer are ahead of these errors. A lot of these errors were contributed to a doctor error, especially during surgery. It was also noted that these errors were considered as a preventable harm. These are scary statistics for those who have had surgery or received medical care that has contributed to further illness or complications as a result of their medical care.