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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 facing a medical error epidemic.

HBO describes the film as follows: 

“After a routine partial hip replacement operation leaves the mother of filmmaker and comedian Steve Burrows in a coma with permanent brain damage, what starts as a personal video diary becomes a citizen’s investigation into the state of American health care.

In 2009, Steve Burrows’ mother, Judie, an active and independent retired teacher, fell while riding her bike and was rushed to the hospital for hip surgery. After months of painful recovery, she fell again. Then, after eight days in the hospital and a second hip surgery, in which she lost approximately half her blood, the 69-year-old fell into a coma and suffered permanent brain damage.

Questioning whether his mother received adequate care in surgery and in the hospital’s “e-ICU” unit, in which doctors sometimes monitor patients remotely by camera, Burrows consulted friends and lawyers, eventually deciding, with his family, to sue for medical malpractice.

Bleed Out is his harrowing, eye-opening account of the 10 years that follow — an endless cycle of medical bills, emergency-room visits and insurance-company red tape. Part medical mystery and legal thriller, part investigative journey and meditation on family, this is a revealing, cautionary tale.

The documentary uses one family’s story to underscore deep flaws in America’s current healthcare system and highlights ways those problems could be fixed.”

View the trailer for this important news report by clicking this link: https://www.hbo.com/video/documentaries/bleed-out/videos/bleed-out-trailer , then watch the full program on Monday.

If your military dependent family member was one of the 250,000 people who died due to medical malpractice this year, or one of the other 250,000 who died in 2017,  the experienced military medical malpractice lawyer at Brown Law can help.  We have over 30 years of success pursing medical malpractice claims against the Army, Navy and Air Force.  Call us toll free at 1-877-695-8757 (24/7), e-mail us at LawHelp@MilitaryMedicalMalpractice.com, or fill out the short form on the right side of this page.


Source: https://www.hbo.com/content/hboweb/en/documentaries/bleed-out/about.html

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