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Category: Health Care

Medical Errors: 3rd Leading Cause of Death in the US

Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States according to a recent study conducted by researchers at Johns Hopkins University.  A professor of surgery at the University’s medical school lead the research team. Read more about their findings here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2016/05/03/researchers-medical-errors-now-third-leading-cause-of-death-in-united-states/

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Settlements in Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

In a confidential case, a patient suffered extreme burns and cumulative medical costs after a Nurse failed to administer chemotherapy in accordance with hospital policy. The patient entered the hospital that day to receive his dose of chemotherapy. All was going according to policy until the patient complained of a burning sensation at the chemotherapy [ Read More ]

Hospitals look to reduce danger of ‘alarm fatigue’

Alarms rule the hospital sound space. At any given time, a nurse in a hospital will be taking in multiple alarm sounds. Each alarm means something, but their importance can vary and no matter how important an alarm may be, the nurses in the hospital must check on them as a patient’s life may hang [ Read More ]

Kaiser Mental Health Workers Are On Strike

A week long walk out by Kaiser Mental Health workers is under way. More than 2,600 psychiatrists, therapists, social workers, and other are striking to demand better access to mental health services for their patients. This strike is not the first time mental health patient treatment has been an issue for Kaiser. Back in 2013, [ Read More ]

Wal-Mart as a Health Care Insurer?

The face of Health Care insurance is changing rapidly with the new National Health Care initiative known as “Obama-care” but it is also changing in other ways. Our attorneys found that the retail giant Wal-Mart is allegedly trying to enter the health insurance field. Currently, Wal-Mart has a health care insurance exchange but Wal-Mart may [ Read More ]



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