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Medical Mistakes of the Embarrassing Kind

Over the past few weeks, I've shared worrisome accounts about the increasing number of medical errors a patient may experience, ranging from improperly prescribed or contaminated medications to the mistakes health care workers conveniently ignore.

Pausing for a moment from the serious side of medical errors, I suspect you'll laugh as long and hard as I did to this collection of Embarrassing Medical Exams that often led to harmless and hysterical consequences, either for the patients or attending physician. As you might expect, stories connected to patients with hearing problems and doctors in an extreme hurry topped this list.

Here's hoping for a day when medical mistakes are limited to the embarrassing ones and not those of the life-stealing kind.

Office Spam February 10, 2007