In a recent post, this blog discussed the potential wrongful death suit being brought by the daughter of famed comedian Joan Rivers. In that case, Rivers died after complications during a medical procedure. As can be seen in Rivers' case, no one is immune to medical mistakes. When doctors fail to correctly do their jobs, people can get hurt or even killed.
Some of the most serious medical mistakes include operating on the wrong body part or even on the wrong patient. A surprising number of patients have been injured due to surgeons leaving medical equipment, such as sponges, inside the patient's body following an operation.