If you think about it, the comparison of doctors to mechanics is pretty apt. Given the specialized nature of their work and the general helplessness of most patients, doctors, like mechanics, are rarely held accountable for their actions.
Sure, for the most part, doctors have your best interest at heart, but like in any profession, there are both good and bad apples.
According to the National Patient Safety Foundation, 42 percent of people believed they had personally experienced a medical mistake.
Additionally, numerous statistics have shown that a staggering amount of people die each year due to medical error. The following doctors made such blatant mistakes and/or lapses in judgment that they, at the very least, have a reputation that garnered them recognition on this list. Read more>>