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Can patients obtain compensation for distracted doctor errors?

Californians know that distracted driving can lead to major car accidents and serious injuries. A person who is distracted does not have his or her full attention on the task at hand, and for a complex task like driving, which can mean catastrophic consequences. What Californians may not realize is that distraction can have a significant impact on their healthcare as well. Distracted doctors are a major problem, leading to surgical errors and serious injuries for many California patients.

Does California's Medication Error Reduction Plan help patients?

Mistakes involving medications can have life-long or even fatal impacts for affected patients. They are serious mistakes that affect Californians' lives, and yet they continue to happen. Preventing medication errors is so important that California has adopted a Medication Error Reduction Plan or MERP Program.