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Non-Profit Group Publishes Guide on How to Reduce Hospital Errors During StayNon-Profit Group Publishes Guide on How to Reduce Hospital Errors During StayBy Jack H. FarnbauchJanuary 4, 2018The non-profit also provides healthcare grades for facilities based on 27 measurements, which are currently in use by national measurement and reporting programs.Medication Errors at Home on the RiseMedication Errors at Home on the RiseBy Jack H. FarnbauchJanuary 3, 2018A new study published by the medical journal Clinical Toxicology has found that medication errors are happening more and more while a patient is in the comfort of their home. The study found that there are several reasons for this, including mistakenly taking the wrong dose, not waiting long enough to take another dose, or other preventable errors. Disturbing Video Shows Veteran Die in Front of Laughing NursesDisturbing Video Shows Veteran Die in Front of Laughing NursesBy Jack H. FarnbauchJanuary 3, 2018A Georgia nursing home is in hot water for their treatment of an 89 year World War veteran. James Dempsey’s family has settled with Northwest Atlanta Health as a result of their medical malpractice and the family is restricted from giving any interviews about the death of James but the video has leaked anyway. It can be seen here. https://www.denverpost.com/2017/11/18/nurses-laughed-at-dying-veteran-hidden-video/?preview_id=2862438 Institutional Betrayal Can Leave Patients Psychologically HarmedBy Jack H. FarnbauchJanuary 3, 2018The researchers defined institutional betrayal as a failure of an organization to respond effectively to unexpected or negative events and potentially causing emotional trouble for patients.Patient Refuses to Follow Doc's Orders, Suit Thrown OutPatient Refuses to Follow Doc's Orders, Suit Thrown OutBy Jack H. FarnbauchJanuary 3, 2018The patient refused an MRI and blood test to follow-up on ultrasound results.What is the Medical Malpractice Standard of Care?What is the Medical Malpractice Standard of Care?By Jack H. FarnbauchJanuary 3, 2018​In order to prevail in a medical malpractice action, the plaintiff must show, by a preponderance of evidence, that the defendant owed a duty of care to the plaintiff, the defendant was negligent in providing that care, the plaintiff was injured, and the legal cause of the injuries was the negligent care. All four of these elements must be shown for the plaintiff to win.Sweeney Law FirmIndiana Appeals Court Permits Woman to Pursue Med Mal Action By Jack H. FarnbauchJanuary 3, 2018Diane Zelman, a patient with severe back pain will be able to pursue a medical malpractice claim against her orthopedic surgeon according to the Indiana Court of Appeals. The Court ruled on December 17, 2017 that the two-year statute of limitations for Ms. Zelman did not start until the patient discovered the malpractice. Attorney Disbarred for Falsifying Medical RecordsAttorney Disbarred for Falsifying Medical RecordsBy Jack H. FarnbauchNovember 5, 2017Daniel McCarthy, a Delaware attorney representing a doctor in a medical malpractice case, has been disbarred from practicing law by the Supreme Court of Delaware. In an October 23, 2017 order, the Board on Professional Responsibility stated that they had found that McCarthy committed intentional misconduct that included the failure to disclose altered medical records and the failure to disclose his client's fraudulent conduct and to correct her false testimony.Doctor Warns Colleagues to Comprehensively Assess Suicide Risk to Avoid MalpracticeDoctor Warns Colleagues to Comprehensively Assess Suicide Risk to Avoid MalpracticeBy Jack H. FarnbauchNovember 5, 2017During a presentation, Phillip J. Resnick, MD, of Case Western Reserve University, outlined how to comprehensively assess patients for suicide risk based on his experience with malpractice lawsuits involving patient suicide.Doctors Admit that Overtreatment is CommonplaceDoctors Admit that Overtreatment is CommonplaceBy Jack H. FarnbauchNovember 5, 2017A new study published in PLOS, a nonprofit online research database, shows that from the physician perspective, overtreatment of patients is common. At the same time, the study revealed that most physicians in the United States believe that overtreatment is both harmful and wasteful.