People who go to the hospital for treatment expect to get better, but a growing number of patients end up dying instead— from infections they acquire in the hospital. Hospitals have long claimed that infections are an ‘accepted risk’ of care, but new studies show that many infections are easily prevented. A Call to Action […]Continue reading

Birth Injuries and Medical Malpractice Prudent, well-trained clinicians know that obstetrical injuries can arise during pregnancy, labor, delivery and newborn care, even in patients who are considered low-risk. For that reason, obstetrical care providers must be knowledgeable, well trained, and have access to emergency or “stat” intervention when fetal or maternal complications develop. When a […]Continue reading

Diagnostic Errors in Medical Malpractice Learning that you have a severe or life-threatening illness changes your world. Perhaps the only thing worse is discovering that your diagnosis should have been made sooner or that you were treated for the wrong condition–and now it is too late to take effective action. Diagnostic errors can be defined […]Continue reading