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Category: Medical Malpractice

Government Report Finds Alarming Number of Preventable “Adverse Events” Affect Medicare Hospital Patients

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Nov 30, 2010
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has issued a report that finds that 1 in 7 Medicare patients suffered an “adverse event” while hospitalized. THE KEY FINDINGS INCLUDED...

New Research Confirms Patients Still Frequently Harmed By Hospital Errors That Could Have Been Prevented

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Nov 27, 2010
In a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers reported that harm resulting from medical care was “common,” with approximately 1 in 5 patients harmed after...

Post-Tribune News Report: 5 Lake County Nursing Homes Continue to Fail

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Nov 23, 2010
The Gary Post-Tribune has reported that five Indiana nursing homes located in Lake County have rated poorly, despite participation in a new program aimed to improve care and safety in...

CDC study estimates 40% of emergency room visits by nursing home residents are preventable

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Nov 17, 2010
A large percentage of nursing home residents’ emergency department (ED) visits are avoidable, according to a recently released report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Using data collected for the 2004 National...
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