Dec 2 2014

Will Ohio Doctors Say “It’s My Fault”?

Words can mean a lot when patients are injured or killed by medical malpractice.  First came the phrase, “I’m sorry,” which I discussed just over one year ago in this post.  Even the medical establishment has recognized the true value of an apology, as they have come to acknowledge that medical malpractice lawsuits are not […]

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Nov 29 2014

Changing The Way The Medical Industry Processes Medical Errors

Patients who become victims of medical malpractice rarely receive an acknowledgement of the mistake, or an apology, according to a new study by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Apparently, only 9% of the patients who participated in the study said that the medical provider/facility voluntarily disclosed the mistake. When harm was disclosed, it was […]

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Nov 20 2014

How California Works To Not Improve Patient Safety

They say you should learn from your mistakes, and they are right. That’s how growth and development happen. But it is hard, and usually impossible, to learn from your mistakes if you don’t know what they are.  So when hospitals fail to report medical errors, or lump all of them together into the nebulous category […]

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