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Is Your Hospital Safe?
Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Medicare has added new data to Hospital Compare, an online tool that was designed to help patients choose hospitals based on safety ratings. The new information in the Hospital Compare tool shows overall ratings for Hospital Acquired Conditions, and Serious Complications and Death. Consumers are also able to review surveys of patient’s hospital experience and […]

Company Denies Contaminated Alcohol Wipes Linked to Deaths
Friday, August 19th, 2011

Last year, a Texas toddler died of bacterial meningitis caused by Bacillus cereus, the rare bacterium later linked to the recall of millions of alcohol prep wipes.  A 66-year-old man, who received outpatient treatment for skin cancer and diabetes, died after Bacillus cereus infected his blood.  So far, there are eight reports of fatalities, 11 infections and […]

Strategies to Avoid Injuries and Deaths from Hospital-Acquired Infections
Thursday, August 18th, 2011

In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that roughly 1.7 million hospital-acquired infections, from all types of microorganisms, including bacteria, combined, cause or contribute to 99,000 deaths each year. In an article in Becker's Hospital Review, Dr. William Yarbrough of the Dallas VA Medical Center recommends five strategies to reduce […]

Sudden Deaths Among Youth Athletes Raise Questions About Heart Screenings
Monday, March 14th, 2011

    Students at Fenneville High School (MI) are mourning the loss of star athlete Wes Leonard, who collapsed and died just minutes after scoring his team’s game winning shot in a basketball game on March 3rd.  The medical condition that caused Leonard’s tragic death is dilated cardiomyopathy, a heart defect that causes an enlarged left ventricle […]

Facts Don’t Back Up Medical Malpractice Criticisms
Friday, February 18th, 2011

    Since taking over the majority in the House of Representatives, many Republicans have vowed to address what they say is a scourge of frivolous medical malpractice lawsuits.  Even President Obama seemed amenable to reform when he mentioned the issue during his recent State of the Union speech.  However, evidence continues to suggest that, if anything, […]

Portland Bus Accident Wrongful Death Claims Filed
Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Last week, while reading the Oregonian online, I came across a follow up story about the tragic bus accident that left two people dead in downtown Portland this last April. The families of Jeneé Hammel and Danielle Sale have filed a tort claim notice with the intent to file a wrongful death claim against TriMet. […]

Family of Wal-Mart Employee Trampled to Death by Shoppers on Black Friday Files Wrongful Death Suit
Thursday, December 11th, 2008

Provides update on case of Wal-Mart employee trampled to death by shoppers on Black Friday

The Cost of Negligence: Save $1,500 to Spend $2 Million
Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

Summarizes facts behind $2.17 million verdict in wrongful death lawsuit

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed After Fatal Crane Collapse
Thursday, August 14th, 2008

Reports on wrongful death lawsuit filed after crane accident in Illinois

Jury Clears Cardiologist and Radiologist of Negligence in Diagnosis and Treatment of Actor John Ritter
Sunday, March 16th, 2008

We previously wrote about the commencement of testimony in the wrongful death lawsuit arising out of the untimely death of actor John Ritter. Last Friday, a jury cleared a cardiologist and a radiologist of negligence in the diagnosis and treatment of actor John Ritter who died of a torn aorta in 2003. The verdict was […]