• Monthly Archives: January 2013

    Jan 9, 2013

    January 9, 2013 · 3:00 am $750K Settlement Reached in Fatal West Yarmouth Accident   January 9, 2013 · 2:58 am Holway Family Settles Lawsuit After Fatal 2006 Crash

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  • Monthly Archives: December 2012

    Dec 26, 2012

    DECEMBER 26, 2012 · 9:07 PM Surgeons Make Thousands of Errors According to a study performed by the National Practitioner Data Bank, surgeons have over 4,000 preventable mistakes a year. Laura Landro et. al from the Wall Street Journal explains:

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  • Monthly Archives: November 2012

    Nov 8, 2012

    NOVEMBER 8, 2012 · 6:30 PM The Air Force’s Flight to Weakness – WSJ How can the Air Force keep in shape with on-going defense cuts? The Wall Street Journal article for this post can be found here: and here:

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  • Monthly Archives: October 2012

    Oct 31, 2012

    OCTOBER 31, 2012 · 5:31 PM Controlled Risk Insurance Co. Data takes scalpel to malpractice lawsuits How medical malpractice lawsuits can be used to lower risk The article can be found here: Boston Herald Article According to the article, data from 200,000 medical malpractice claims are being used to find fixable patterns in medical treatment.   OCTOBER 25, 2012 · 8:19 PM Student-Loan Borrowers Average $26,500 in Debt Why so expensive? The following article can be found at:

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  • Monthly Archives: September 2012

    Sep 25, 2012

    SEPTEMBER 25, 2012 · 8:48 PM How to Stop Hospitals From Killing Us A recent article appeared September 22, 2012, on page C1 in the U.S. edition of The Wall Street Journal, with the headline: How to StopHospitals From Killing Us. The full text of the article can be found here at: The author, Marty Makary, a surgeon at John Hopkins Hospital, discusses how medical errors in United States kill enough people to fill four jumbo jets a week and offers five simple ways to make h

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  • Monthly Archives: August 2012

    Aug 6, 2012

    AUGUST 6, 2012 · 2:37 PM ‘Global Trigger Tool’ Shows that Adverse Events in Hospitals May Be Ten Times Greater Than Previously Measured This interesting article by David C. Classen, et al. was originally published in April 2011 in “Health Affairs.” Below are links to the abstract and the full article. ‘Global Trigger Tool’ Shows That Adverse Events In Hospitals May Be Ten Times Greater Than Previously Measured  

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  • Monthly Archives: June 2012

    Jun 5, 2012

    JUNE 5, 2012 · 5:30 PM Fall River family settles against clinic Fall River family settles against clinic — June 5, 2012 FALL RIVER, Mass.—The family of a Fall River man who died hours after visiting a health clinic with chest pains has agreed to settle a lawsuit filed against the clinic's operators and two employees for $2.5 million. The suit said 33-year-old Eric Dupre went to the Prima Care walk-in clinic in Somerset in June 2006. He was sent home a

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  • Monthly Archives: May 2012

    May 29, 2012

    MAY 29, 2012 · 4:06 PM A tough sell, but judicial salaries should be raised — MLW May 3, 2012 A tough sell, but judicial salaries should be raised — MLW May 3, 2012 Judges always deserve a raise and will always be underpaid.  Anybody leaving over pay and benefits?  Such a resignee is always good press.A judge say age 59 gets about $130kish for 11 years=$1.42 million. She gets 80% for life, say another 14 years=$1.45 million. Total a little less than $ 2.9m guaranteed. Plus a gold plat

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  • Monthly Archives: March 2012

    Mar 23, 2012

    March 23, 2012 · 1:52 pm New York Times March 23, 2012: 9 Graduates Lose Case Against New York Law School

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  • Monthly Archives: February 2012

    Feb 9, 2012

    FEBRUARY 9, 2012 · 5:44 PM How Malpractice Claims Help Doctors Avoid Mistakes – How Malpractice Claims Help Doctors Avoid Mistakes –   FEBRUARY 9, 2012 · 5:26 PM Hospital Mistakes Virtually Unchanged Interesting article in the Boston Globe December 22, 2011: The Massachusetts Department of Public Health breaks the list of serious reportable events into six sections, with each section further divided into subsections as detailed below:

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