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Never Events

San Diego Medical Malpractice Attorney Advocacy

"Never events" is a term that was coined to describe medical events that should never occur. Currently, there are 28 events on this list. All of them are serious and all of them are absolutely preventable. If you have suffered an injury that is described on the National Quality Forum list of never events, then it is likely you have a claim, so speak with a San Diego medical malpractice lawyer from our firm.

Common Types of Never Events

The National Quality Forum (NQ F) recognizes 28 never events that are broken up into seven categories: surgical events, medical device events, issues with patient protection, care management issues, events caused by environmental factors, radiological events and criminal harm to patients.

Listed below are three never events out of the total 28 events:

  • Patient Suicide: If a patient commits suicide or attempts to commit suicide while under the care of a medical facility, this is considered a never event. Patients should be closely monitored at all times, leaving no room for suicide/attempted suicide.
  • Sexual Assault on a Patient: This is a type of criminal never event that results from the oversight of a medical facility. When a patient is not monitored carefully, a medical facility could be held responsible for any sexual assault on that patient.
  • Surgery Performed on the Wrong Patient: This is a type of surgical never event. A surgeon may perform the correct surgery, but on the wrong patient.

If you or someone you love was harmed by a never event, we strongly encourage you to seek legal representation. Our team of San Diego medical malpractice attorneys at Bostwick & Peterson, LLP have recovered over $750 million on behalf of injury victims.

Our passion for justice compels us to pursue maximum financial compensation for our clients. To learn more, call today for a free consultation.

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  • Over $750 Million Recovered for Our Clients
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