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Reliability of Physician Report Cards in Question
Reliability of Physician Report Cards in Question

Recently a study from the New England Journal of Medicine found that when it comes to patient safety, little progress has been made. Although safety has been a recent area of focus for many hospitals, the study found that nearly one in five patients were injured during their ...

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Blog posts in August, 2018

  • Patient's Sudden Cardiac Death Follows Hospital Discharge Without Protective Device that Patient's Cardiologists Had Recommended ($700,000 settlement)

    The family of John Doe has settled a wrongful death case against a physician arising out of communication errors that culminated in Mr. Doe’s dying ...

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  • Brain injury from electroshock ($900,000 settlement)

    Client, a 36-year-old master electrician, accompanied by a co-employee electrician reported to a fast food restaurant to replace a heating element on ...

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  • Terrible Bed Sores at Hospital to Man in His 50's

    In this case, a man in his fifties, with no prior issue with immobility of skin integrity, was hospitalized while on pain medications and otherwise in ...

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  • Random Doctor Drug Testing Measure to be on 1 State’s Fall Ballot

    There likely isn’t anyone who would disagree that substance abuse of any kind has a deleterious effect on people. You don’t function with as much ...

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  • New Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act

    The Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act (S. 841) has been passed to help protect the blind and other pedestrians from the danger of new silent electric ...

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  • Questionable Treatment of Patients at Long-Term Care Facilities

    In late February, the New York Times revealed startling patterns of patient neglect at many of the nation’s long-term care facilities. Since that ...

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  • Missouri Drivers Some of the Worst in the Nation, Study Finds

    People have a variety of opinions about where the worst drivers are in the United States. The states with more urban areas, like New York or ...

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  • The Importance of Preserving Evidence After a Car Crash

    When a car crash happens due to a motorist’s negligence, those injured may seek relief through legal action. In a personal injury suit, the proper ...

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  • Side-Impact Crash Data Reveals Disturbing Discrepancies

    A recent study conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) found a startling difference between the protection provided by cars ...

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