The patient was supposed to get Versed, a sedative intended to calm her before being scanned in a large, MRI-like machine. But Vaught accidentally grabbed vecuronium, a powerful paralyzer, which stopped the patient’s breathing and left her brain-dead before the error was discovered. That was in a prestigious Tennessee hospital. The link is here. I had […]
From The National Law Review’s conclusion: Ultimately, the family of the patient must make this tough decision. Many people have religious and moral views about autopsies and choose not to have them performed. Further, many people tell their family that they do not want an autopsy in the event of their death and family members […]
Opioid Use Disorder (OUD): Big Pharma and Medicine Made Off Like Bandits but what is the Human Cost?
Prison Time for Virginia Doctor Abusing Prescription Privileges A former Virginia doctor has been sentenced to three years in prison for writing prescriptions that mixed powerful painkillers into narcotic cocktails that killed at least four of her patients, officials said, I am working on cases involving opioid use disorder (OUD) and the misdiagnosis and treatment […]
DOJ charges 24 in $1.2B #QualityFraud
$3M Pain Management #QualityFraud
Indiana $22M #QualityFraud: Hospital overbilled Medicare, OIG says
DOJ: Local Physician’s $1.7M #QualityFraud.
NCH (Naples, Florida) Hospital System CEO Gets Vote of ‘No Confidence’.
‘Justice’ is Merriam-Webster’s word of the year. “… the maintenance or administration of what is just especially by the impartial adjustment of conflicting claims or the assignment of merited rewards or punishments.” Merriam Webster definition of ‘Justice’ Mueller, arriving in a starched white shirt, brings competence and order to an otherwise lawless house party. The kids are sprawled […]
It’s a mad dog promenade So walk tall Or baby, don’t walk at all Bruce Springsteen My Dad’s favorite latin words were “nunc pro tunc”. It all started after Duane Moorman’s trial. A jury had returned a verdict of $3 million in Duane’s case after the Ford pickup in which he was traveling in rolled over. […]