• Monthly Archives: May 2013

    May 29, 2013

    MAY 29, 2013 · 6:43 PM “Learning From Litigation” by Joanna C. Schwartz Below is an article by Ms. Joanna C. Schwartz, OP-ED Contributor to the New York Times. Ms. Schwartz identifies the key role which lawsuits play on positively shaping patient safety. The article may also be located at: ADD PHOTO (Contributor)? Learning From Litigation By JOANNA C. SCHWARTZ LOS ANGELES — MUCH of the discussion over the Affordable Care Act has focused on whether it will b

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  • Monthly Archives: March 2013

    Mar 7, 2013

    MARCH 7, 2013 · 8:51 PM Pictures from the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorney’s Holiday Ball 2012 (ADD PHOTOS)

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  • Monthly Archives: February 2013

    Feb 4, 2013

    FEBRUARY 4, 2013 · 8:34 PM Medical Malpractice: Why is it so hard for doctors to apologize? – Boston Globe The importance of taking responsibility and how it can change the medical malpractice process: see .pdf version here: Boston Globe – Medical malpractice: Why is it so hard for doctors to apologize? see original article here:   FEBRUARY 4, 2013 · 7:55 PM Health Care’s Trick Coin – The New York Times The problem with not making clinical trials open to the public: Health Care’s Trick Coin By BEN G

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  • 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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