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Surgery Goes Very Wrong 50% of the Time

November 27, 2016, by Medicine identified them as a leading cause of death, killing at least 44,000 Americans a year

About half of all surgeries involve some kind of medication error or unintended drug side effects, if a new study is accurate.

The rate, calculated by researchers from the anesthesiology department at Massachusetts General Hospital who observed 277 procedures there, is startlingly high compared with those in the few earlier studies. Those studies...
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It's just another drug
It's just another drug
Study demonstrates critical Alert for mistakes in the O.R.
Study demonstrates critical Alert for mistakes in the O.R.

Hospital mistake destroys young woman's life

November 20, 2016, by Susan Justice, Administration

Hospital mistake destroys young woman's life
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To suffer with an incorrect diagnosis
To suffer with an incorrect diagnosis
No way to expalin away this mistake
No way to expalin away this mistake

The expert's report - a critical piece of the pie

November 13, 2016, by Susan Justice

The Expert report is critical to a successful malpractice litigation.  The rules for the report include:  the well-established practice of lawyers meeting with expert witnesses to review draft reports is acceptable, so long as the report reflects the expert’s genuine and unbiased opinion so a party seeking draft reports or notes...
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The right team
The right team
A win for the victim
A win for the victim

Seniors at Increased Risk Following Outpatient Surgery

November 06, 2016, by Administration HCMP

Making sure elderly patients fully understand discharge instructions and the amount of pain medication they should take following procedures performed at surgery centers will lower readmissions, suggests a new study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Researchers at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago reviewed the...
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Increasing outpatient surgery
Increasing outpatient surgery
Explanation must be clear and simple
Explanation must be clear and simple

Did Medical Malpractice kill this Playboy model and Snapchat queen?

October 30, 2016, by

The True story of Katie May's wrongful death?
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Wrongful death
Wrongful death

The federal government can look at your medical records

October 23, 2016, by Scary Times

Without a warrant and without initially identifying themselves, federal agents searched patient medical records in an office of Dallas-area physicians, based merely on a state administrative subpoena. A month later the Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”), based on representations by one of those federal agents, sought to enforce an administrative subpoena demanding...
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Whom to trust
Whom to trust
Demands on Medicine
Demands on Medicine
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