Many Doctors Are Hurting
Probably most of the people who choose to become doctors or nurses do so because they want to help others. For the doctors and nurses who have this as their reason for being, these are difficult times indeed. More and … Read More
Another Tragic Death
Stop me if you have heard this one, because I know you have. It is almost the same case as I wrote about back in May and here it is happening again. This time the dead patient was an 18 … Read More
Beware The Medication Error
Medication errors are some of the most common preventable medical mistakes. They occur in hospitals, doctor’s offices, pharmacies, and in the patient’s home. The consequence of a medication error can range from insignificant to catastrophic injury to death. Although a … Read More
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Large Medical Malpractice Verdicts Usually Have Some Things In Common.
You read about them in the papers, if you still read the paper. More likely you hear about them on line or on your favorite cable news show. They are the large medical malpractice verdicts. Depending on the politics of … Read More
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Nurses Get The Short End Of The Stick.
It is never easy to be a nurse serving on the front lines of health care delivery. Nurses know this. Perhaps you have seen the stories about the number of nurses leaving the profession. The reasons for their leaving are … Read More
A Large Verdict Following a Disastrous Birth
An Iowa jury awarded nearly $100 million in damages to the parents of a child catastrophically injured during childbirth and to the child himself. As is often the case in these verdicts, almost half of the money was to pay … Read More
Posted in Birth Injuries, Cesarean Section, Doctors, Health Care Costs, Hospital Negligence, Hospitals, Lawsuits, medical errors, Medical Malpractice, Medical Malpractice Case Value, medical malpractice lawsuits, Nurses, trial, Verdicts
Hospitals Are Still Unsafe
The medical profession knows that there is a patient safety problem. Every time they examine patient safety, they find the same thing. People in hospitals are injured at an unacceptable rate and the doctors and hospitals seem to be unable … Read More
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A Case of Hospital Malpractice
Hospitals are where the germs are. Hospitals are also where the worst germs are. Sick people are constantly coming to the hospital and bringing their viruses and bacteria with them. In spite of the best efforts, and sometimes less than … Read More
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Electronic Medical Records Are A Problem.
One thing you can say about Electronic Medical Records: They are a mixed blessing. In my practice, I read a lot of medical records. In the old days, they were all written by hand and I had to struggle with … Read More