Medical Errors: A Leading Cause of Death in the U.S.
We like to tell ourselves that we value life. When a tragedy occurs, we often search for solutions to try and prevent it from occurring again. Highway safety is a good example. Around 40,000 people die in highway accidents each … Read More
Posted in Autopsy, Cancer, disclosure of medical mistakes, Doctors, Hospital Negligence, Hospitals, medical errors, medical ethics, Medical Malpractice, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, Secrecy, Surgical Errors, tort reform
It Shouldn’t Be A Whisper.
When a patient in a hospital has been the victim of medical malpractice, many people often know about it. The one person who is usually not in on the secret is the patient who has been injured. Sometimes the medical … Read More
Posted in Arizona Medical Board, Defensive Medicine, disclosure of medical mistakes, Doctors, Lawsuits, medical errors, medical ethics, Medical Malpractice, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, Secrecy
The Walmarting of American Medicine
Where do you go when you need to see a doctor? For many Americans, the answer is no longer “to my family doctor.” Patient visits to family practice doctors have been declining for years. Many of these patients now take … Read More
Posted in Doctors, health, healthy living, Hospitals, medical charts, Medical Costs, medical errors, Medical Malpractice, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, Misdiagnosis, Pharmacies
Genomic Testing in Prostate Cancer
There were approximately 165,000 new prostate cancers diagnosed last year in the United States. During the same time period, there were 29,000 deaths from prostate cancer. The deaths were almost entirely due to highly aggressive forms of the disease. Most … Read More
Doctors on the Take – Part Two
It’s hard to keep patients safe when the fox is in the chicken coop. That’s what happens when unscrupulous doctors and drug manufacturers are permitted to influence patient care in order to line their pockets. That’s the ultimate medical malpractice. … Read More
Doctors On The Take?
You don’t need me to tell you we have an opioid crisis in this country. Men and women of all ages, income levels and education levels are dying from overdoses. Not only are there illegal opiates, such as heroin, entering … Read More