Hospitals Can Be Dangerous To Your Health.
The Depression Era bank robber Willie Sutton was famously quoted as saying that he robbed banks because, “That’s where the money is.” Today, hospitals can be dangerous to your health because, “That’s where the sick people are.” When you go … Read More
Posted in antibiotic resistant bacteria, blood infections, Doctors, health, healthy living, Hospital Negligence, Hospitals, Infection, medical errors, Medical Malpractice, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, Nurses, Sepsis
$13M Medical Malpractice Verdict in New York.
There is a lesson to be learned from every medical malpractice verdict. A recent verdict in New York City is no exception. A 43 year old wife and mother of three underwent what should have been a minor procedure to … Read More
Posted in blood infections, Doctors, Infection, Lawsuits, medical errors, Medical Malpractice, medical malpractice cases, medical malpractice lawsuits, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, Misdiagnosis, plaintiff, Sepsis, Surgical Errors, Verdicts
The Hospital You Choose Makes a Difference.
Just a few days ago I wrote a post about hospital malpractice. Today comes news of a viral outbreak at a New Jersey pediatric center that has already killed six children and sickened many more. The facility is not a … Read More
Some Thoughts Before Surgery.
Surgery is scary. Lots of things can go wrong. No one can guarantee a good surgical outcome. Even the best surgeon operating in the best hospital may end up with a bad outcome. If your surgery is of the emergency … Read More
Sepsis: The Waiting Killer
From time to time people ask me what is the most common form of medical malpractice I see. I usually answer that there is no most common form and that there are many ways in which mistakes can be made. … Read More
Superbugs Are Still Hiding in Hospitals
Superbugs is a name given to drug-resistant bacteria. While no illness is a good one, an infection with superbugs is really bad because regular antibiotics are ineffective. Drug resistance develops through the process of natural selection. Normal bugs are exposed … Read More
Medical Secrecy Harms Patients – Part Two
I have written in the past about the harm caused by the medical profession keeping secret the identities of incompetent physicians and allowing them to continue to malpractice on patients. While this is a significant problem, there are many other … Read More
Posted in disclosure of medical mistakes, Doctors, Health Care Costs, Health Insurers, Hospital Negligence, Hospitals, Infection, Lawsuits, Medical Costs, medical errors, medical ethics, Medical Malpractice, medical malpractice claims, medical mistakes, Medicare, Secrecy, Surgical Errors
The Algorithms Are Coming
The Stanford University School of Medicine and Google have teamed up to improve medical care. At least in part this is the result of the belief of the dean of the school that the greatest innovations in medicine going forward … Read More
As If You Didn’t Have Enough To Worry About.
Hospitals can be scary places. We are usually there because we are sick or because we are visiting someone who is sick. The notable exceptions are the labor and delivery area and the newborn nursery. Visits there have the greatest … Read More
Dirty Scopes, Deadly Bacteria, Deadly Secrets
The story of the endoscopes that sickened and killed patients just keeps getting worse and worse. When I first wrote about it, I focused on the actions of the Seattle hospital that discovered it was transmitting deadly infections to patients … Read More