Hospitals in Maryland rank among the worst in the nation for avoiding medical errors, accidents, injuries and infections, according to a new report by the Leapfrog Group. The state’s hospitals placed 48th out of 49, with three states, including Washington,… Read More
When you're being treated by a healthcare professional, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) protects you from having your personal medical information shared with anyone. Under some circumstances, HIPAA prohibits your information… Read More
The death of a loved one is an exceedingly difficult loss with which to cope. When that death is the result of medical negligence, that loss is compounded and you may feel frustrated, confused and angry because of what happened. Statistics from the Institute… Read More
Undergoing an operation that requires anesthesia means putting your trust in the physicians administering it. Frighteningly, anesthesiologist mistakes can mean a patient receives too much or not enough of the very drugs necessary for their operation to… Read More
The majority of hospitals around the country are facing Medicare penalties for the 2016 fiscal year for excess readmissions. They face payment cuts of up to three percent for the year which began on October 1, 2015 and runs through September 30, 2016.
The… Read More
New data reveals that drug-related errors occur in 50 percent of all surgical procedures. These preventable errors are causing patients undue harm while under the knife.
In a study published in Anesthesiology's October 2015 edition, researchers state… Read More
Medical diagnostic errors harm patients every day, leading to devastating health consequences. Unfortunately, most Americans will likely experience at least one such error in their lifetime.
Misleading diagnostics have harmful consequences. Treatment… Read More
The worlds largest commercial airliner is the Airbus A380, carrying up to 853 passengers. Imagine for a moment that an Airbus crashed somewhere in the world, every single day for a year. The death toll would still be 100,000 people short of the number… Read More
Stryker Corporation, the makers of Rejuvenate and ABG II brand artificial hip implants, agreed to pay more than a billion dollars to settle claims that its devices were defective.The hip implants were recalled in 2012 after patients complained of pain,… Read More
On April 20, 2009, Ginneene Williams took her son, Charles Williams, Jr., to Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC). Her son had been acting strangely, complaining of suicidal thoughts, hearing voices, and delusional beliefs about being under the spell… Read More