Medical Malpractice: Objects Left in Patients and Sewage in Kitchen

Click above on the headline to read about terrifying news in a Houston hospital where the horrors just keep adding up. Patients have died due to improper and unsanitary blood transfusions and sewage and mold has been found in the hospital’s kitchen. https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Blistering-report-details-serious-safety-lapses-13854797.php?utm_campaign=CMS%20Sharing%20Tools%20(Premium)&utm_source=t.co&utm_medium=referral

HOSPITAL DUMPS PATIENT OUT ON STREET

A patient was unceremoniously discharged from Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C.  Rather than ensuring her safe return home, the patient was dumped from a wheelchair and left lying on the ground outside the hospital.  According to news reports, the hospital has paid out $27 million in medical malpractice and wrongful death lawsuits since 2007. Read More »

Diagnostic Errors Are Leading Cause of Successful Medical Malpractice Claims

A recent study by BMJ Quality & Safety, a publication of the British Medical Journal, found that most successful malpractice claims were based upon a diagnostic error committed by a medical professsional. While many of us first think of cringe-inducing surgical nightmares, including amputations of a healthy leg, the misplaced sponge or surgical tool left in a patient’s body, or Read More »