Change Is Coming To The Hospital.
According to an excellent piece which recently appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the coronavirus pandemic has upset the way in which hospitals have arranged their businesses. In hard hit areas, ICU’s have filled up and other departments in the … Read More
Hospital Deaths Due to Mistakes – It Just Keeps Getting Worse
In 1984, the Institute of Medicine analyzed available data for patients admitted to New York hospitals and concluded that up to 98,000 Americans die in hospitals each year from preventable medical errors. The news was stunning at the time but has since come to … Read More
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What The Heck Is Going On?
Time and time again, the medical industry and the insurance companies tell the public that medical malpractice cases are “frivolous”, that they are pushing health care costs through the roof, and that they are driving doctors and hospitals out of business. It has been … Read More
Posted in Doctors, Hospital Negligence, Hospitals, Lawsuits, Malpractice caps, Malpractice costs, Medical Costs, medical errors, Medical Malpractice, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, tort reform Tagged hospitals, medical errors, Medical Malpractice
Very Few Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Are Actually Filed
Believe it or not, very few medical malpractice lawsuits are being filed in Arizona. That may come as a bit of a surprise since we have been conditioned to believe that medical malpractice litigation is solely responsible for physicians leaving the state, … Read More
Cardiac CT Scans Saving Lives – Preventing Medical Malpractice
Cardiac CT scans are an extremely effective diagnostic tool for detecting heart disease in patients presenting with symptoms of heart attack, like chest pain. Failure to diagnose heart attack is one of the leading medical malpractice claims in emergency medicine. That’s because … Read More
Good Lawyers Keep Bad Doctors In Check
A fellow medical malpractice lawyer and friend of mine recently directed my attention to an article which discussed the large number doctors who worked with other physicians they thought were dangerous, yet did nothing. He noted that self-policing, which physicians are permitted to … Read More
Preventable Medical Malpractice – Sixth Leading Cause of Death in U.S.
I have written on this topic before, but it bears repeating because the problem is so pervasive, devastating and persistent. Preventable medical errors, those resulting from medical negligence by a health care provider or institution, are the sixth leading cause … Read More
Research Says Hospitals Hiding Medical Negligence
Most states have rules which require hospitals to report cases where a patient is harmed by medical negligence. Unfortunatley, many hospitals are ignoring the rules according to a report by the Depart of Health and Human Services inspector general. Doing so … Read More
Medical Malpractice in Hospitals Kills 100,000 People Each Year
Want to know some sobering statistics about medical malpractice in hospitals, consider the following: 100,000 preventable deaths occur each year in hospitals as a result of medical negligence (source: Institute of Medicine) 86% of harms done to hospital patients go unreported … Read More