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    Never Events due to Medical Malpractice On July 31, 2008, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced new Medicare and Medicaid payment and coverage policies to improve safety for hospitalized patients. The list of events below are NEVER EVENTS.

    • Foreign Object Retained After Surgery
    • Air Embolism
    • Blood Incompatibility
    • Pressure Ulcer Stages III & IV
    • Falls and Trauma:
      • Fracture
      • Dislocation
      • Intracranial Injury
      • Crushing Injury
      • Burn
      • Electric Shock
    • Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
    • Vascular Catheter-Associated Infection
    • Manifestations of Poor Glycemic Control

    If you have been a victim of a “never event” call Larry Wall Trial Law at 316-265-6000 or contact us online for a free initial consultation.

    The following events if they occur are considered Serious Reportable Adverse Events:

    Current NQF Serious Reportable Adverse Events

    CMS VBP Efforts

    Surgical Events

    Surgery on wrong body part

    National Coverage Determination

    Surgery on wrong patient

    National Coverage Determination

    Wrong surgery on a patient

    National Coverage Determination

    Foreign object left in patient after surgery

    Hospital-Acquired Condition

    Post-operative death in normal health patient
    Implantation of wrong egg

    Product or Device Events

    Death/disability associated with use of contaminated drugs
    Death/disability associated with use of device other than as intended
    Death/disability associated with intravascular air embolism

    Hospital-Acquired Condition

    Patient Protection Events

    Infant discharged to wrong person
    Death/disability due to patient elopement
    Patient suicide or attempted suicide resulting in disability

    Care Management Events

    Death/disability associated with medication error
    Death/disability associated with incompatible blood

    Hospital-Acquired Condition

    Maternal death/disability with low risk delivery
    Death/disability associated with hypoglycemia

    Hospital-Acquired Condition

    Death/disability associated with hyperbilirubinemia in neonates
    Stage 3 or 4 pressure ulcers after admission

    Hospital-Acquired Condition

    Death/disability due to spinal manipulative therapy

    Environment Events

    Death/disability associated with electric shock

    Hospital-Acquired Condition

    Incident due to wrong oxygen or other gas
    Death/disability associated with a burn incurred within facility

    Hospital-Acquired Condition

    Death/disability associated with a fall within facility

    Hospital-Acquired Condition

    Death/disability associated with use of restraints within facility

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