List of Top Sentinel Events for 2018 Released

At Mitchell Hoffman & Wolf, Your Recovery is Always Our Focus.

In order to provide our clients with the best possible representation, we keep a close eye on developments in the areas of, automobile and trucking safety, worksite safety, medical malpractice, and police misconduct. Here is The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals list of top Sentinel Events for 2018.

Sentinel Events are healthcare mistakes that cause significant patient harm or death.

If you or a family member has been injured through a medical error please feel free to contact our office for a free consultation

List of Top Ten Sentinel Events of 2018

1) Patient falls

2) Retention of foreign objects (at surgery)

3) Wrong-site surgery

4) Unassigned category (at time of report)

5) Other unanticipated events (burns, choked on food, drowned, found unresponsive, asphyxiation)

6) Suicide (in healthcare facilities or within 48 hours of discharge)

7) Delay in treatment

8) Device or product events

9) Criminal event

10) Medication error

If you have any questions on these results or the victim of a Sentinel Event, please contact us today.  Toll Free: 1-888-719-6160