Most often when people hear or read about medical malpractice incidents, they have happened in the setting of a doctor’s office or a hospital. This is understandable, as the kinds of medical mistakes that can take place at these locations, such as a misdiagnosis or a surgical error, tend to make the news more often than other forms of medical malpractice.
It is understandable, therefore, that if you have been to a hospital for a medical procedure and have made it home without experiencing any unexpected problems you may believe that you are out of the danger zone. Such a belief may, however, be premature. And the consequences for not being aware of the potential to be harmed by medical negligence outside of a healthcare facility can be very serious.