My faith in doctors has really gone down recently. My cousin just died, apparently due to the carelessness of his surgeon, or assistant. He just had a fairly routine heart bypass operation, he came out of it just fine and as he was coming out from the anaesthesia, he was joking with the nurses. They tried to sit him up, and from what we've been told, it seems the stitches in his heart weren't done correctly and popped open. This caused massive hemorrhaging with a complete loss of blood to the brain which resulted in brain death. My boss had a routine, simple procedure 8 months ago on his shoulder. He had rotor cuff problems on his left side, and his surgeon suggested that while he was under, they might as well clean the cuff on his right side (even though he wasn't having any trouble). He developed a staff infection due to their carelessness and almost died. He now has permanent nerve damage. He cannot drive or wash, shave, brush his teeth or comb his hair. He cannot lift his arms up. His face is covered with bruises because he loses his balance and cannot stop his fall because he can't move his arms. I know Ivan's mother has had some serious problems due to an operation. My brother almost died due to a wrong diagnosis, if my mother hadn't gone ballistic and taken him to a different doctor, he'd be dead now. I know doctors are only human and don't have all the answers, but it seems I am seeing more and more serious death and disabilities being caused by carelessness. I had my own problems with my former doctor "Dr Death". I got rid of him before he did major harm to me and my kids. He was completely incompetent. Is what I am seeing unusual or are others seeing more carelessness?