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Medical Errors Costing U.S. Billions

Medical Errors Costing U.S. Billions

Medical Malpractice Errors Costing U.S. Billions

TUESDAY, April 8 (The Washington Post- Health Day News) — From 2004 through 2006, patient safety errors resulted in 238,337 potentially preventable deaths of U.S. Medicare patients and cost the Medicare program $8.8 billion, according to the fifth...

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3 Indicted on 28 Counts in Nevada

3 Indicted on 28 Counts in Nevada

Doc And CRNAs Indicted On 28 Counts In Nevada Hep C Outbreak

After a 2-year criminal investigation into the Las Vegas-area hepatitis C outbreak, a grand jury has indicted a physician and 2 nurse anesthetists on 28 felony counts, including racketeering, patient neglect and insurance fraud.

Dipak Desai, MD, and...

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Poor Infection Control At Many Surgery Centers

Poor Infection Control At Many Surgery Centers

CHICAGO, June 8, 2010 – A new federal study finds many same-day surgery centers — where patients get such things as foot operations and pain injections — have serious problems with infection control. Failure to wash hands, wear gloves and clean blood glucose meters were among the reported breaches....

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Hospital Closing Leave Many New Yorkers in a Lurch

Hospital Closing Leave Many New Yorkers in a Lurch

The closing of St. Vincent’s Hospital has left yet another wounded group in the lurch – hundreds of New Yorkers who are suing the hospital for medical malpractice.  More than 260 people pursuing malpractice and negligence claims against the bankrupt hospital are in legal limbo.  With St. Vincent’s assets going...

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