Are Doctors Withholding Information from Patients?

Posted on December 24, 2014 by

A litany of lawsuits has been issued against Orange Park Medical Center for various examples of medical misconduct, despite vehement denial of malpractice by hospital spokespeople. The suits allege that the hospital has committed fatal errors and violated Florida’s Medical Malpractice Act and Nurse Practice Act, as well as the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement… Read more »

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What Kinds of Mistakes Can Doctors Make?

Posted on December 19, 2014 by

Dr. Charles Coonan Streit, a California urologist for the last 41 years, was placed on probation recently because of a botched kidney operation. According to the state medical board, the longtime physician failed to double-check which of his patient’s kidneys was the one with cancer. The doctor removed the patient’s healthy kidney, leaving the diseased… Read more »

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When Is It Too Late to File a Malpractice Lawsuit?

Posted on December 12, 2014 by

The plaintiff in a malpractice lawsuit against Medtronic Inc. has lost following a Florida federal judge’s ruling that the claim against Medtronic was not filed within the two year statute of limitations for the surgery in question, nor was it filed within the four-year repose period. The surgery performed on the plaintiff involved the implantation… Read more »

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How Often Do Doctors Take Responsibility for Their Mistakes of Their Own Volition?

Posted on December 10, 2014 by

A study done by professor of surgery Dr. Marty Makary was published last week and found that most health institutions are less than forthcoming when it comes to mistakes made on the operating table. Based on responses from 236 patients who completed the survey, the major findings were as follows: 9 percent of patients reported… Read more »

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FBI Investigates Alleged Fraud against Surgeon

Posted on December 05, 2014 by

A federal investigation of Dr. Aria Sabit of Detroit has turned up intense suspicion that Sabit has defrauded the Medicare system for millions of dollars. A complaint opened in federal court referenced five former patients, four of whom received spinal fusion surgeries that were unnecessary. Insurance companies were billed and Sabit’s practice received payments from… Read more »

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What Caused Joan Rivers’ Death?

Posted on November 17, 2014 by

Joan Rivers died on September 4, 2014. At the time, coroners claimed that complications during surgery caused the 81-year-old comedian’s passing. Now, more reports are emerging about potential malpractice that occurred before her death. How Did Joan Rivers Die? Rivers initially underwent a minor vocal cord operation. As reports from the Department of Health and… Read more »

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Which Florida Hospitals Are the Safest?

Posted on November 12, 2014 by

The Leapfrog Group, a business-backed information group focused on patient safety, released a new analysis for Florida hospitals. Their report rated almost half of them an A on error prevention. Brandon Regional Medical Center is Leapfrog’s most-improved hospital, jumping from a D to an A in just six months. The suburban Tampa facility is part… Read more »

Posted in Medical Malpractice, Medical Negligence, Medication Errors, Misdiagnosis, Surgical Errors

How Much Do Readmissions Cost Hospitals?

Posted on November 10, 2014 by

Based on the new standards outlined in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), hospitals all over Florida will pay millions in fines for high readmission rates. In 2013, almost two million Medicare patients were readmitted to hospitals within 30 days of their initial treatment, costing roughly $26 billion. Healthcare officials believe that they could save Medicare… Read more »

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Gainesville VA Hospital Pays Millions in Wrongful Death Lawsuits

Posted on November 05, 2014 by

The Veterans Affairs hospital in Gainesville paid and settled more wrongful death cases than almost any other medical center in Florida. The Malcom Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville paid more than $5 million in wrongful death settlements in the decade following September 11. The Lake City medical center, operating in the same health system,… Read more »

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How Common Are Hospital Infections?

Posted on November 03, 2014 by

At least six Florida hospitals are having trouble controlling their infection rate, putting patients at risk for serious health complications. Did My Hospital Cause My Infection? Every year, 1 in 25 hospital patients sustains an infection during treatment. Unfortunately, about 75,000 of those patients lose their lives. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) establishes infection… Read more »

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