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Tag: medical error

Medical Negligence Claim Filed Against Hospital After Patient Discharged Without Treatment for a Stroke

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Apr 18, 2017
WASHINGTON, INDIANA — A former patient of Daviess County Hospital has filed a complaint with the Indiana Department of Insurance alleging medical negligence because the patient was discharged from the...

Patient Dies Following Massive Overdoses Given By Hospital – Complaint Filed

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Sep 1, 2016
The family of an Indiana woman who died after being administered multiple overdoses of potent opioid pain medication while a hospital patient has filed a complaint with the Indiana Department of...

The No. 1 Secret To Avoid Becoming A Medical Malpractice Victim

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Apr 21, 2016
It is hard not to worry about the possibility of becoming a medical malpractice victim.  A 2013 study reported in the Journal of Patient Safety found that between 210,000 and 440,000 patients each...

Wrongful Death Claim Filed Against Columbus Indiana Nursing Home

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Jun 23, 2015
The Powless Law Firm filed a nursing home neglect and wrongful death claim against the Four Seasons Retirement Center in Columbus, Indiana.  The claim was brought on behalf of the...

Consumer Reports – Hospitals Are Dangerous To Patient Safety

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Mar 21, 2013
In its upcoming May 2013 issue, Consumer Reports is releasing their updated hospital safety ratings, and the grades show that hospitals are still a dangerous place to be.   It is...

Indianapolis Area Discharged Patient Safety Improves In Response to Medicare Penalties

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Mar 18, 2013
Area Hospitals Feel ‘Squeeze’ to Improve Patient Safety An article appearing in the Indianapolis Star reports on how hospitals are now coming around to reducing the occurrence of patient readmissions...

Surgical Malpractice “Never Events” Occur More Than 4000 Times Per Year in the U.S.

Jan 13, 2013
The healthcare industry has identified certain acts of malpractice, which are so egregious, there is universal agreement that they should never occur under any circumstances.  These acts of malpractice include...

The One That Got Away – Patients Often Exit Surgery With “Retained Surgical Items”

Oct 5, 2012
As patients, we rely on our health care professionals for our safety and well-being, no more so than when we have to undergo a surgical procedure.  Yet, according to a...

Bedsores Top List of Reported Medical Errors in Indiana

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Dec 11, 2011
On November 28, 2011 the Indiana Department of Health released the results for the 2010 Medical Errors Report, with the most common medical error being Stage 3 or Stage 4...
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