What stands behind medical errors

Among the objective reasons for frequent medical errors we can mention the constant improvements and innovations in the healthcare area, the rapid changes in treatment principles and approaches, changes in the interpretation of the etiology and pathogenesis, as well as excessive amount of fresh information and introduction of brand-new, sophisticated technologies.

doctor medical errorThe objective reasons for medical negligence are oftentimes represented by the lack of adequate or normal conditions and efficient organisation of work for conducting tests and treatment of patients. Most of objective reasons are usually easy to identify and warn in a timely manner. According to various stats aggregating info on medical negligence solicitors success cases, that’s the most simple cases from legal prospects. In the list of objective reasons we should also include random circumstances that lead to harm made by doctor to the patient, the type of harm that could not have been foreseen and prevented. Along with the legal professional right and extremely important right given to a doctor when assigning the title to perform their professional duties independently, the doctor has the right as a continuation of this important life-long duty to continuously improve professional skills.

However, in recent decades, medical rights are constantly violated, due to the strengthening of the regulations of medical practice; administrative bodies that restrict or allow to have an independent doctor’s opinion about the treatment of the patient, requiring the assignation of non-optimal pharmaceutical treatment to the patient for various reasons. In regard to the further development of medical knowledge, the fact should be underlined that the average time frame for medical examination and treatment become larger; in addition, administrative work is also growing along with the need to fill the increasing number of paperwork that is not compensated by the decrease rate of the number of patients per doctor. The requirements for physician principle remains the highest of all quality treat and cure, and insurance law not before,but no later than the prescribed time limit and with the indication that the patient is cured (otherwise financial sanctions are applied against the hospital). Thus, the prerequisites for more medical errors are created.

doctor paperworkMedical errors with no signs of the offense and the offense are not punishable, but at all times the medical community considered it mandatory to scrutinise and discuss these errors to avoid their recurrence. The doctor in his professional activity must recognise and take into account a myriad of factors that make up the ‘health’ and ‘disease’ concept in each patient, based on the latest achievements of medicine, constantly and rapidly accumulating new knowledge.

These provisions indicate the obvious and well-known aspects a good knowledge of the subject and its constant updating with new information ensures high level of professionalism. At the same time it is also obvious that medical errors are inevitable. The physician’s main task in this case is to strictly avoid the causes of crime (crimes and misdemeanors), and fully recharge the new knowledge in the specialty and keep up with the new trends in medicine, as well as always protect the profession’s honor.