No one doubts West Virginia health care providers have busy schedules or perform important, sometimes life-saving, tasks. Humans make mistakes, but some errors are less forgivable than others, particularly when someone else's health is endangered. Doctors and other service providers are obligated to meet high quality standards of care.
Charleston, West Virginia, patients have every right to expect doctors to be educated, well-trained, licensed and focused upon providing the highest quality care. Most surgeons live up to these expectations, but doctors are capable of making serious mistakes. Wrong-site surgeries are preventable forms of physician negligence.