Posted on Monday, June 11th, 2012 at 3:21 pm
In 2007, hospitals in Pennsylvania were reporting an average of two and a half wrong-site surgeries on a weekly basis.
Therefore, the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority created a prevention program that went into place in the state in December 2007. This program was designed to reduce the number of wrong-site surgeries.
Since the state-run program began, the number of wrong-site surgeries per quarter have declined by 37 percent. In 2007, there was an average of 19 incidents per quarter, and the program reduced that number to an average of 12 per quarter.
Wrong-site surgeries can have devastating effects. If your life has been impacted by a wrong-site surgery, please contact the surgical error lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C., by calling 215-238-1130 today.