Humans can do without a lot of things but oxygen isn't one of them. The only time some Greenville residents may give oxygen any special consideration is when they or someone they love is harmed for lack of it. Interference with a life-supporting oxygen supply can cause severe brain injury.
In the medical field, "never events" is the term used to describe errors that should never occur. While never events are rare, these preventable errors still occur in North Carolina and throughout the country.
Doctors are expected to provide high quality care for North Carolina patients. This standard includes more than the treatment of known medical conditions. Physicians also must perform the proper diagnostic procedures to prevent the development of diseases like cervical cancer.
Any medical professional can make a mistake that endangers a Pitt County patient's life. It would be a mistake to assume patients with the best health coverage plans are immune to doctor and hospital negligence.