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“Never Events” Are Always Happening

By lladmin on April 30, 2018

What Are Never Events?

So-called never events are medical mistakes so egregious that they are never supposed to happen. Since never events are not natural complications of medical procedures, they are, by definition, avoidable. As such, never events are almost always grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit. Read the rest »

Posted in: Medical Malpractice

Infections Confirmed in Porter Adventist Surgery Patients

By lladmin on April 12, 2018

The Colorado Health Department has confirmed surgical site infections in a number of patients who received surgery at Porter Adventist Hospital in Denver. The number of patients has not been released; the types of infection have not been disclosed.

Porter Adventist is currently under investigation after Colorado health inspectors discovered that the hospital failed to comply with mandatory sterilization protocols on surgical equipment between July 21, 2016, and April 5, 2018. The health department was notified of the breach on February 21st, and conducted an on-site survey the next day. Read the rest »

Posted in: Hospital Negligence

When Childbirth Goes Wrong, Can You Sue?

By lladmin on March 31, 2018

Being born is traumatic. There is no argument about that. As a human child is pushed through and out of the birth canal, he or she will be forced to use lungs for the first time, feel cold for the first time, see bright lights burning the eyes, be startled by loud noises, and perhaps even feel pain during his or her arrival into the world.

However, some trauma that babies endure during birth is not part of nature’s process. Read the rest »

Posted in: Birth Injury

Infection Dangers to Consider Before Heading to the Hospital

By lladmin on March 14, 2018

“The older you are, the worse the hospital is for you.”

That CNN headline grabbed attention when it was originally published in August 2016, and it is just as true now as it was then. The article, written by a correspondent for Kaiser Health News, detailed how elderly patients check into hospitals to be treated and leave in much worse condition. “About one-third of patients over 70 years old and more than half of patients over 85 leave the hospital more disabled than when they arrived, research shows.”

The danger of hospitals is real, but it is not limited to the elderly. One serious risk to all healthcare patients is infection. Read the rest »

Posted in: Hospital Negligence

How Common Is Medical Malpractice?

By lladmin on February 28, 2018

A 2016 study released by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers found that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States. Read the rest »

Posted in: Medical Malpractice


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