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Healthcare injuries dismissed and benefits overestimated

March 03, 2016, by Staff writer HC-MP.com

A new study - the first of its kind - reviewed the medical literature on patient's expectations of the benefits and harms of medical treatments, with surprising results. Healthcare- malpractice.com discuss this study and how it reflects patient safety in the United States.

The study, Patients' Expectations of the Benefits and Harms...
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Unneeded treatment
Unneeded treatment
The ultimate reason behind the care
The ultimate reason behind the care

Hospitals Are Robbing Us Blind

February 29, 2016, by Sanjay, Esq.

Forget Obamacare. The real villains in the American health care system are greedy hospitals and the politicians who protect them.

Five years ago this week, Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law, and we’ve been debating it ever since. Like many Americans, I oppose Obamacare, and I think we ought...
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medical money
medical money
Emergency response team
Emergency response team

Following the "Standard of Care" is grounds to sue the provider

February 25, 2016, by Susan Justice, Administration

Why "Choosing Wisely" is wrong

Many doctors believe that following the standard of care in treating patients is ironclad protection against a lawsuit for medical malpractice. Not so, as a recent Medscape article by an emergency physician and attorney pointed out.

"Although guidelines may help guide diagnosis and treatment of disease, their use...
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legal determination
legal determination
Medicine by the cookbook
Medicine by the cookbook

Confused Pediatrician Operates on Wrong Newborn

February 12, 2016, by MNT

An unbelievable mistake with an unnecessary and potentially crippling surgery on the wrong newborn.  Another example of medical malpractice. 

Tell your story today and let an organization with the knowledge and skill uncover the truth about your poor care. 
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Top 5 Patient Safety Mistakes Made by Healthcare Facility Staff

February 10, 2016, by Administration

The top five reasons hospitals and doctors get sued.
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The truth about our system
The truth about our system
A rare site, someone actually helping
A rare site, someone actually helping

Patient is Killed by Coumadin Overdose

February 08, 2016, by Susan Justice, Administration

Another mistake from poor medical coordination.  A shocking and unneccessary death.  here are the facts:
This case involves an elderly female patient with atrial fibrillation who was admitted to a skilled nursing facility. Diagnoses on admission were diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, and hypertension. Due to the patient’s atrial fibrillation, Coumadin was administered and...
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Incorrect treatment for the blood clot
Incorrect treatment for the blood clot
Additional intervention needed
Additional intervention needed
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