Failure To Follow International Sepsis Protocols as Evidence of Malpractice

In any profession, including medicine, there are rules propounded by varying organizations. Some are local, some are national and some are international. They don’t carry the same weight everywhere. It is important for your lawyer to have access to credible and careful professionals to discern the difference between rules that don’t apply to any given […]

Disinformation: How To Manufacture A “Crisis” & Tort Reform To Solve It

Turns out, politics isn’t the only place where misinformation is used to ply the soil that grows bad ideas. In the 1980’s, health care providers and insurance carriers deliberately and falsely yelled that the sky was falling due to negligence claims and payouts. Their solution? Caps on damages in the most righteous and significant cases. […]

Hospital Medication Errors Kill

More than four years ago, Tennessee nurse RaDonda Vaught typed two letters into a hospital’s computerized medication cabinet, selected the wrong drug from the search results, and gave a patient a fatal dose. The new Kaiser report on medication errors is here. In 2017, I posted a three-part series about my experience litigating a deadly […]

Florida Tenet officials say that the systems “are coming back and patient worries are preposterous.”

The link to the story from Palm Beach County is here: Patients express concern over Tenet Health’s potential malpractice Rather than trying to sum it up, allow me to let the story speak for itself. It is one more example of how patients are treated as simple objects or vehicles for the health system to […]

No Trust, No Health

New studies yield data confirming black skepticism of healthcare services quality. Lack of trust is based upon experience. According to a new report, the majority of black adults have had at least one negative experience with a healthcare provider. But young black women are particularly likely to report a harmful interaction during routine health care. […]

Lee Health Loves Damage Caps, But Only for Itself. Everyone Else Is Expected to Pay Full Freight.

The news is that two Florida public hospitals want in – at the last minute – on the State’s opioid lawsuit. They’re afraid they may get cut off from money available arising out of the opioid prescriptions filled out by their employees. Judge Denies Sarasota Hospital and Lee Health Motion Intervene in Opioid Settlement I’ve […]

“Two neurologists argue that calling T.I.A.s what they are — minor strokes — could prompt patients to seek the help they need more quickly.”

When medicine’s standard of care slowly begins to catch up with how trial lawyers talk when they have seen enough misdiagnosed stroke cases. Link (warning, paywall) is here: New York Times: Give Patients Better Information About TIA’s.

Hospital Medication Errors Can Be Fatal (And Concealed)

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 […]

On Top Of Locking Many Brain Damaged Children Out Of Court, Florida Begins Gaslighting Them

In the late 1980s, the Florida legislature set up a regulatory scheme to immunize doctors and hospitals by locking Florida courthouse doors to the families of some children who suffer severe brain damage during birth. All government programs get an acronym and the acronym for this burden-shifting agency is NICA (The Florida Birth-Related Neurological Injury […]