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Sweeney Law FirmAnesthesia ErrorsAnesthetization is useful in many medical procedures for the blockage of pain and pressure sensations for the patient.  Nerve impulses can be blocked in small targeted areas (local anesthesia), regionally, or in the whole body (general anesthesia). When aSweeney Law FirmFailure to hire and train competent employeesPhysicians are required to have the knowledge and training to diagnose and treat patients. Specific knowledge and training is required for nurses, aides, physical therapists- all the way to the janitorial staff. All staff are required to maintain a certaiSweeney Law FirmFailure to refer patients to the correct specialist in a hospital settingThe practice of medicine has become very specialized as a result of insurance specifications and physician areas of expertise. When individuals are placed in a hospital they may need specialized services either during a hospital stay or upon discharge. OnSweeney Law FirmFailure to Treat or Stabilize in a Hospital SettingA physician or hospital failing to properly treat or stabilize a medical condition is a common medical error. When an individual seeks treatment, the hospital physician will typically make a differential diagnosis. This is the systematic way that a physicSweeney Law FirmHealth Care Associated InfectionsIn the US, between 5 to 10% of people who are admitted to hospitals will become infected with health care associated infections (HAI). Health care associated infections is a very broad term covering infections by many types of organisms, including bacteriSweeney Law FirmSurgical ConsentSurgical consent is defined by giving your physician permission to perform surgery and may not always be in written form. Without this consent given for a surgery it is considered a criminal offense.Sweeney Law FirmSurgical ErrorsSurgery, whether it is minor or major involves many aspects and persons. The possibility of surgical errors increases if surgery is due to an accident (unplanned), is lengthy, or involves more than one surgical team. Surgical teams are made up of many peoSweeney Law FirmUnnecessary SurgeriesGovernment health statistics shows that American doctors sometimes cause harm instead of good. An estimated 7.5 million unnecessary medical and surgical procedures are performed annually with the number of unnecessary hospital stays around 8.9 million a y