When you go to the hospital in Maryland, you have the right to expect that you will receive quality healthcare and that you will not be injured because of a medical mistake. Medical mistakes come in a variety of forms, but one area of increasing concern involves medication errors.
Just a few months after an 83-year-old driver struck a Johns Hopkins student on a bicycle, putting him in a coma, another pedestrian accident occurred near the campus. This time, police say, the accident was an early morning hit-and-run crash that injured two students and led to the arrest of a suspect who was trying to flee the scene.
For people needing further confirmation that doctors are not infallible and that hospital record-keeping and procedures are not routinely accurate, an exhaustive study of medical errors committed during surgery that was recently published in the Archives of Surgery provides ample proof.