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New Blood Pumped into Fetal Heart Monitor Use

When a brain-injured infant is born and preventable medical error is suspected, the medical malpractice debate has been quick to focus on the usefulness of Electric Fetal Monitors. Even though the tracings may have clearly showed an infant in distress – warnings that were misread or worse, ignored, by doctors and nurses at the bedside... Read More

Hospital Culture of Silence Puts Patients at Risk

Nurses know it. Doctors know it. Attorneys for people who sue for medical malpractice know it. But it’s seldom discussed publicly. What is it? The culture of intimidation and silence among hospital staff that protects incompetence, ignores shortcuts and fosters disrespect among co-workers. According to a study conducted by prestigious nursing associations, this kind of... Read More

Jury’s Right to Punish Hospital for Fraud

No doubt Linda Carswell, widow of long-time Texas championship track coach Jerry Carswell, is experiencing some sense of closure following her Sept. 13 win in a Texas court. A jury awarded her $2 million for wrongful death of her husband and for allegations of fraud in how the hospital handled his body. The award – which included... Read More

Big Medicine Hard on Women’s Hearts

Women keep getting a raw deal from the medical industry. First there was the Hormone Replacement Therapy scam.  HRT was perpetrated on women for decades by pharmaceutical companies as basically a cure-all for growing older, and in later years as especially good for protecting against heart disease.  The billion-dollar industry was unmasked in 2002 by the... Read More

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