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    • Will a Hospital in the Nation’s Capital Ever Overcome Ongoing Safety Issues?

      Will a Hospital in the Nation’s Capital Ever Overcome Ongoing Safety Issues?

      Almost six months ago, I first touched on the problems of a Washington D.C. area hospital that is desperately needed to serve an otherwise isolated community. While there have been issues for some time, the seriousness of the situation came […]

    • Hospitals with Too Many Safety Issues Punished by Medicare

      Hospitals with Too Many Safety Issues Punished by Medicare

      Hospitals across the country must operate in accordance with safety standards set by the federal government or else face being penalized by the Medicare payment system. Many hospitals rely on Medicare to function, and as such, this is a powerful […]

    • Arbitration Clauses Come Under Harsher Scrutiny in the Age of #MeToo

      Arbitration Clauses Come Under Harsher Scrutiny in the Age of #MeToo

      For years the controversy over forced arbitration clauses has been rising through the public consciousness. Since the advent of arbitration agreements, the public has come to discover fine print arbitration clauses buried in cell phone contracts, credit card contracts, and […]

    • Stroke Response Time Gets a Boost

      Stroke Response Time Gets a Boost

      Victims of strokes may be familiar with the saying that “time is tissue.” This of course means that the time that elapses from the onset of a stroke to treatment directly affects the long-term prognosis for recovery. Doctors are typically […]

    • Congress Seeks Answers amidst VA Malpractice Claims

      Congress Seeks Answers amidst VA Malpractice Claims

      The Veterans Affairs Health Administration is America’s largest integrated healthcare system, with close to 1,300 healthcare facilities—including 170 medical centers—that serve 9 million enrolled veterans each year. Yet, negligence and malpractice committed on behalf of the VA is a long-standing […]

    • Why Medical Malpractice Suits Don’t Always Lead to Doctor Discipline

      Why Medical Malpractice Suits Don’t Always Lead to Doctor Discipline

      While it might come as a surprise to many, doctors who face medical malpractice lawsuits—and even those who are found negligent—don’t always receive disciplinary action from state health regulators. Often, repeat offenders can still be practicing both during and after […]

    • Increasing Patient Safety with Biometric Identification

      Increasing Patient Safety with Biometric Identification

      Patients deal with a host of risks whenever they enter a hospital for treatment. Hospitals have a duty by law to ensure that their facilities and practices provide a safe environment for patients. And while most safety errors are made […]

    • New Study Shows that Brain Injury Can Cause Intestinal Damage

      New Study Shows that Brain Injury Can Cause Intestinal Damage

      Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is actually one of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. It is estimated that 1.7 million people sustain a TBI each year, and of that number, as many as 275,000 will […]

    • Problematic Hospital Fires Doctor Who Pointed Out Issues

      Problematic Hospital Fires Doctor Who Pointed Out Issues

      Dr. Julian Craig has practiced internal and pulmonary medicine for almost 30 years, he is a past president of the Medical Society of D.C. and he has overseen clinical care as the chief medical officer at United Medical Center (UMC) […]

    • New Therapy Could Allow Spinal Injury Sufferers to Breathe Easier

      New Therapy Could Allow Spinal Injury Sufferers to Breathe Easier

      Scientists have recently released data which shows that a drug-based therapy might actually restore breathing to individuals who are paralyzed from the neck down due to a spinal injury—until now, such patients often had to rely on a ventilator to […]