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Could surgery cameras reduce Florida hospital negligence?

Most Floridians have probably heard about recent police shootings across our country and how, in response, many police departments are considering implementing body cameras. Now, a similar thought process may be entering the medical field. A surgeon has recently created a device that syncs up a patient's physical data with audio and visual recordings of a surgery. Some are saying that Florida doctors and nurses will be able to learn from their mistakes by reviewing the video, similar to how football teams re-watch film from previous games.

This could be significant in the health field, where 400,000 people are killed every year by preventable medical mistakes. In fact, medical errors are the third leading cause of death in our country, trailing only heart disease and cancer. Operating room cameras may help ensure that the medical care Floridians receive is safe and in line with what they authorized.

The device has not gone without criticism, however. Some industry professionals cite privacy issues, while others are concerned about the effectiveness of reviewing operation recording. Regardless, the device may be making headway, as two American hospitals have apparently already signed on. Though this technology may not be prolific yet, it is worth keeping an eye on to see how it will affect healthcare safety.

Despite technology, unfortunately, far too many patients are subjected to doctor errors and other forms of medical negligence. Often, physical, emotional and financial difficulties follow.

When the pain and suffering is overwhelming, and finances are tight, a dedicated attorney may be a big help in finding relief. So, those hurt by medical malpractice may want to fully consider their legal options and act on those that are best suited to their needs.

Source: The Washington Post, "Could cameras in operating rooms reduce preventable medical deaths?" Tom Jackman, Aug. 25 2015

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