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 »