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News Story
10/23/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
DALLAS (AP) — Diplomas from outstanding medical schools. Records free of discipline. A team trusted by a president. For all the strengths of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, the first U.S.-diagnosed Ebola patient walked through its seemingly weakest link: the emergency room. Presbyterian met or exceeded 75 percent of 138 specific...
News Story
3/13/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
The family of Jahi McMath and their attorney lashed out Thursday at a state report concluding that Children's Hospital Oakland complied with medical regulatory standards in its handling of the young girl's case. Critics of the hospital questioned the thoroughness of the report, conducted by the state Department of Health, discussing for...
News Story
1/6/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
The following Op-Ed commentary was published in the San Francisco Chronicle on Monday, January 6, 2014. -------------- A child checks into the hospital and something goes terribly wrong. Within the first few days, the family is given a grim prognosis and pressured to turn off life support. This happens more often than you think in California...
News Story
1/5/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
JOIN THE CONVERSATION: Should damages for pain and suffering in a medical malpractice case be capped at $250,000? To write a letter, go to sacbee.com/sendletter. Or comment on our Facebook page at facebook.com/sacramentobee. Jahi McMath could be any parent’s daughter. The 13-year-old eighth-grader went into Children’s Hospital in...
News Story
12/19/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
OAKLAND -- A family still outraged by a routine surgery that left a 13-year-old girl brain dead now says hospital officials have refused to release the girl's medical records to them -- a charge hospital officials dispute -- and a consumer advocacy group is calling for criminal and medical investigations to assess fault in the girl's death...
News Release
12/18/2013
Posted by Jamie Court
Santa Monica, CA – After learning that the hospital where a 13-year-old girl is on life support after routine tonsil-removal surgery has refused to release her medical records to the family, Consumer Watchdog today called on the California Attorney General, Alameda County District Attorney and California Medical Board to take over the...
News Story
11/29/2011
Posted by Mark Reback
Parkview's five is in tie for highest The number of critical medical errors in Indiana hospitals and surgery centers increased last year to 107, the most in the five years state officials have tracked 28 reportable events, according to a study released Monday. Parkview Hospital reported five significant events, a tie with a South Bend...