A recent study by the Boston Consulting Group, Texas Health Resources and Harvard's schools of medicine and public health confirmed something medical malpractice attorneys see frequently: Hospitals can benefit from surgical errors and other medical errors.
The chief medical officer for ESPN's X Games, Dr. David Chao, is under scrutiny by the Medical Board of California for his negligence in hip surgeries. According to the Board, the sports medicine doctor was grossly negligent in a 2007 hip surgery and was found negligent in three other surgeries. Furthermore, the doctor improperly maintained medical records, which could have led to additional patient injuries.
Medical malpractice lawsuits are often difficult to prove, but there are some cases where pointing out negligence is as easy as showing there was an object left inside a patient's body or a surgeon performed the wrong surgery.