Missouri surgical patients may want to take note of the findings in a recent Mayo Clinic study on the causes of some surgical errors that are called 'never events" because they are not supposed to occur. The researchers examined 69 never events that took place out of 1.5 million procedures that had been performed at the facility over a...

The communication between a patient and his or her health care provider can play a key role in a positive relationship, and it has been found that proper education in advance may influence a patient's overall experience after a surgical procedure has taken place. The expectations a patient has seem to be particularly affected by what and how much...

When a medical error occurs because of a doctor, nurse or other member of a hospital staff, a patient who suffers injuries may be able to file a medical malpractice suit as a result of the negligent act or omission. Missouri residents who have been so injured may be able to name several defendants due to the principal of...