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Sharrif Floyd v. Dr. Andrews (medical malpractice)

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Sharrif Floyd

Former Vikings Sharrif Floyd’s $180M Lawsuit Reveals Nightmare of “Never Event” Surgery

“Few medical errors are as vivid and terrifying as those that involve patients who have undergone surgery on the wrong body part, undergone the incorrect procedure, or had a procedure intended for another patient,” writes the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in an article describing medical errors in which patients received the wrong surgery, surgery on the wrong limb, or even surgery intended for another person. These errors are termed “never events” in medical terminology, not because the never happen but instead they are “errors that should never occur and indicate serious underlying safety problems.”   An article in the Telegraph states that almost 150 NHS patients have been harmed by surgical incidents that should never happen.  This is what former Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd alleges happened to him in a recently filed lawsuit.

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