Study Finds Equal Number of Errors in Hospitals, Doctors’ Offices

Your chances of suffering harm because of a medical error are about the same in a doctor's office as in a hospital, according to a new study. Using the U.S. National Practitioner Data Bank, researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College compared...
Posted by admin on 06/21 at 11:01 AM
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Preventable Medical Errors: What Do They Cost?

There are certain types of medical malpractice that are considered to be so egregious that they should never happen. In fact, Medicare calls these preventable errors “Never Events,” and they include such serious mistakes as wrong site surgery,...
Posted by admin on 06/15 at 10:36 AM
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$13 Million Awarded in Medical Malpractice Cerebral Palsy Lawsuit

An Ohio jury found a doctor liable for medical negligence after a day and a half of deliberations in a birth injury lawsuit that involved a 10 year old little girl who developed cerebral palsy as a direct result of her doctor’s negligence. The total...
Posted by admin on 05/04 at 11:45 AM
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Oregon Doctor Operates on Wrong Eye of Washington Boy

When four-year-old Jesse Matlock went in for surgery last Wednesday, doctors were supposed to operate on his right eye to stop it from wandering. But his parents said that’s not what happened. They said his eye surgeon first mistakenly operated on...
Posted by admin on 04/27 at 10:32 AM
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Snohomish Nurse Sentenced to Prison for Watering-down Morphine

A Snohomish nurse accused of watering down patients' pain medication to cover up her morphine thefts has been sentenced to one year in prison after pleading guilty to federal charges.   Entering the guilty plea to a single count of product tampering...
Posted by admin on 03/08 at 05:35 PM
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