Tag: hospital malpractice

Are Hospital Errors Being Reported?

Are Hospital Errors Being Reported? Preventable medical errors and infections harm one in four hospital patients, according to a new study by the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). As an Illinois personal injury attorney, I find these numbers to be staggering. While all hospitals included in the study had incident reporting systems in place and administrators claimed...

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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. Clinics reused devices meant for...

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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 to Bankruptcy...

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