Most shocking medical mistakes

POSTED: 01:10 PM PDT Jun 15, 2012 

Thousands of patients trust their lives in the hands of medical professionals every day, but even the best doctor or nurse can make a mistake while caring for you or someone you love. Here's a list of 10 shocking medical mistakes and ways to not become a victim.

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5. The ER waiting game

Cause: Emergency rooms get backed up when overcrowded hospitals don't have enough beds.
Prevention: Doctors listen to other doctors, so on your way to the hospital call your physician and ask them to call the emergency room.

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