Medical Technology and Malpractice: Are we Shooting the Messenger?

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Published on August 30th, 2016.

Medical malpractice covers a lot of things, but in general terms, it is the third leading cause of death in the United States, the Washington Post recently reported. It’s crazy to think that the carelessness of medical professionals has reached a level of commonality that it’s ranked so high in these terms, but unfortunately those are what the facts say. It’s important, of course, that we do all we can to stop it. However I want to ask a question: with all of the advanced technology in the medical industry, do we ever blame the doctor when we should be blaming faulty technology? Are we shooting the messenger?

And undoubtedly, while technology has helped the medical industry make amazing strides, failures and misdiagnoses aren’t out of the question. While some would view this as a no brainer, another question may be raised: Is it medical malpractice to trust faulty technology?

Read the rest of my jumbled thoughts here.


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