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Medical experts believe doctor errors medicine's biggest problem

When new doctors begin practicing medicine, they take an oath in which they promise to do no harm. This oath, known as the Hippocratic Oath, has its foundation in ancient Greece, and it is a promise to provide a standard of care. Unfortunately, in today's world, some doctors in South Carolina and elsewhere fail to meet this standard, which, according to some medical experts, is modern-day medicine's biggest problem.

In a report published by CNN, a director at Johns Hopkins, one of the country's leading hospitals, called doctor errors, "...one of the, if not the, most under-recognized issues in patient safety." Accompanying his statement was a list of examples of serious and fatal doctor errors compiled by researchers at the Institute of Medicine. The victims of these errors seem to have come from every branch of medicine.

In one case, a doctor failed to fulfill a patient's request for testing, which resulted in her premature death. In another, a baby sustained brain damage due to lack of testing. In two others, misdiagnoses resulted in the deaths of two patients.

When the medical experts weighed in on the causes of the doctor errors, they cited lack of communication and a culture that supported the nondisclosure of mistakes as reasons why errors continue to cause serious and fatal injuries to thousands of Americans every year. Regardless of the cause of the error that affected you or your loved one, you have the right to pursue a medical malpractice suit in a South Carolina civil court. A successfully presented suit can result in compensation that can make a huge difference in the life of a victim or a victim's family.

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