Billions Paid Out for Surgical Errors

“Billions Paid Out for Surgical Errors.” By Cole Petrochko, MedPage Today

Surgical “never events” — such as leaving a sponge in a patient — cost healthcare professionals a minimum of $1.3 billion in malpractice payouts from 1990 to 2010, researchers found. In an analysis of such surgical mishaps, a mean of $133,055 per event was . . . → Read More: Billions Paid Out for Surgical Errors