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Recalled Pain Pump Caused Overdose Death: Who Was Responsible?
Recalled Pain Pump Caused Overdose Death: Who Was Responsible?

In April 2012, a 77-year-old Seattle musician and U.S. Army veteran died at a VA hospital after a long struggle with throat cancer. He had come to the hospital for end-of-life care but, tragically, it wasn’t his cancer that killed him. He died on his second night in the ...

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Blog Posts in 2013

  • $28 Million Award for Illinois Baby's Hypoxic Brain Injury

    The tragedy happened in 2009: a couple went to Memorial Hospital of Carbondale in Southern Illinois for the birth of their son. According to legal ...

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  • Complications After Tonsillectomy Leave 13-Year-Old Brain Dead

    Having tonsils removed is a relatively common childhood experience. When children suffer from chronic infections, inflammation or an obstruction that ...

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  • Study: Big Variation in Outcomes Among TBI Rehabilitation Centers

    When researchers at Baylor University began their recent study, their goal was to identify which techniques used to help rehabilitate people with ...

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  • Common Hospital Errors with IV Insertion can be Harmful or Deadly

    Whenever we’re hospitalized, we put our faith in the doctors, nurses and the staff to take good care of us while we’re vulnerable and in pain. One of ...

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  • Jury Awards $15 Million for Deadly Diagnostic Error in C-Section

    An Illinois jury has awarded a family $15.55 million in compensation for a medical mistake that cost the life of a mother during a C-section in 2008. ...

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  • FDA: 2 Cardiovascular-Diagnosis Drugs Could Cause Heart Attacks

    The Food and Drug Administration has just issued a surprising new warning about two drugs doctors commonly use to diagnose cardiovascular disease: ...

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  • Jury: $26 Million for Baby's Brain Injury from Untreated Jaundice

    In 2007, a new mom and her infant son were set for discharge from the hospital less than 48 hours after the birth. That’s not uncommon. The baby had a ...

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  • Researchers: Biosensor Could Prevent Brain Injury During Surgery

    Engineers and cardiology researchers at Johns Hopkins University have designed a new biosensor that could help prevent serious brain injuries during ...

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  • 11 hospitals related to Kansas City's Two Rivers under scrutiny

    Universal Health Services, the company that operates the Two Rivers Behavioral Health System facility in Kansas City, is in the news for potential ...

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