4 Ways to Prevent Medical Mistakes

M and M Conferences

CNN’s chief medical correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, joins The Doctors to discuss his new book, Monday Mornings, a fictional account based on the Morbidity and Mortality conferences that physicians hold.

Deadly Surgical Mistake

An optional surgery for a man suffering from a lung tumor resulted in his death after the surgeon inadvertently operated on the wrong lung. The Doctors discuss what went wrong and how to prevent a surgical mistake from occurring.

Preventing Further Tragedies

April tragically lost her son, Joey, to a prescription drug overdose. She joins The Doctors to speak out against overprescribed medicines, and E.R. physician Dr. Travis Stork explains how the interaction of multiple drugs can have deadly effects.

Clay Joins The Doctors

Fifteen-year-old Clay Beabout was diagnosed with VATER syndrome, a variety of developmental abnormalities that form in utero. Clay joins The Doctors, along with his mother and orthopedic spinal surgeon Dr. James Walter Simmons to discuss Clay's many...

Medical Mistakes

The Doctors and Dr. Sanjay Gupta discuss how, despite all the checks and balances in the United States' healthcare system, medical mistakes inevitably happen. But who or what is to blame, and how can the system be altered to prevent further tragedies?