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Drunk and High: VA doctor responsible for deaths of three and makes over 3,000 errors before being dismissed from duty

August 22, 2019

This Veterans Administration doctor in Arkansas was arrested last week for intentionally botching diagnoses, falsifying records to cover his tracks, and working while drunk and on drugs.  Back in 2016, the pathologist was suspended after he was found to be drunk on duty with an incredibly high blood alcohol content Read More

How to report hospitals and doctors when childbirth turns dangerous

April 29, 2019

Did you get bad care during the birth of your child? Obviously you have the right to file a medical malpractice lawsuit but there is more that can be done to help improve care for future patients. USA TODAY’s investigation found that when mothers are injured or die from childbirth, Read More

We have a medical error epidemic!

December 15, 2018

Medical errors are third leading cause of death in the U.S., after heart disease and cancer, causing at least 250,000 deaths every year. A new documentary, set to air Monday, December 17, 2018, on HBO, explains the magnitude of this patient safety problem and why many are saying we are Read More

161 patients at risk for deadly infections after nurse reused syringes

March 11, 2018

Unsafe injections practices, such as reusing a syringe on multiple patients, commonly cause infection outbreaks in developing countries.  This is a problem in other parts of the world because access to good infection control training and medical supplies is limited. Unfortunately, despite appropriate training and abundant medical supplies here in Read More

When doctors get it wrong, there are clues

February 16, 2018

Here is a shocking statistic reported in a recent study:  most people will encounter some kind of diagnostic error in their care at some point in their lifetime.  If you are one of the lucky ones, the misdiagnosis will not cause you any lasting harm.  For many others, however,  misdiagnosis Read More

American women dying in childbirth: it’s usually preventable

December 29, 2017

NPR and ProPublica teamed up for a six-month long investigation on maternal mortality in the U.S.. The resulting series of articles titled “Lost Mothers: maternal mortality in the U.S.” revealed shocking results including the fact that more American women are dying of pregnancy-related complications than in any other developed country. Read More

Illegal VA policy allowed hiring doctors with revoked licenses

December 22, 2017

In 2002, the VA issued national guidelines allowing VA hospitals to hire doctors who had revoked medical licenses as long as the individual still had a valid license in at least once state. This policy was in direct conflict with a federal law prohibiting the VA from employing any doctor Read More

Heart surgery is safer in the afternoon

November 12, 2017

Want to lower your risk of complications after heart surgery? It may be a simple as asking your surgeon to schedule the procedure for the afternoon rather than the morning.  A new study reported in the New York Times this month, showed that on almost every measure- heart attack during Read More

High-risk pregnancies and heart problems linked

October 24, 2017

Pre-eclampsia can have effects long after pregnancy making affected women up to eight times more likely to suffer heart disease. The American Heart Association now recommends women who have had pre-eclampsia be evaluated for heart disease within a year of giving birth. According to one expert, doctors can see heart Read More

Changing discharge rules for pregnant soldiers

October 17, 2017

Pregnant service members used to be able to request discharges from the military and automatically get it but pregnancy discharge rules have changed. To read more: https://www.thebalance.com/military-pregnancy-discharge-3356965   If you are an active duty soldier whose baby was injured due to medical malpractice at any military hospital during pregnancy or childbirth, you Read More

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