Apologizing for medical mistakes, saying ’sorry’ is paying off for doctors at U. of Michigan

Saying ’sorry’ pays off for U. of Michigan doctors

DETROIT — When a treatment goes wrong at a U.S. hospital, fear of a lawsuit usually means “never daring to say you’re sorry.”

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Painkiller-addicted scrub tech causes hepatitis scare in Colo, unnerving thousands of patients

Scrub tech causes major hepatitis scare in Colo.

DENVER — Kimberly Spencer’s 9-year-old son went to Audubon Ambulatory Surgery Center last month for what was supposed to be a routine surgery. The rambunctious child stuck a BB in his ear and doctors had to operate to remove it.

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Painkiller-addicted nurse causes hepatitis scare in Colorado, unnerving thousands of patients

Nurse causes major hepatitis scare in Colorado

DENVER — Kimberly Spencer’s 9-year-old son went to Audubon Ambulatory Surgery Center last month for what was supposed to be a routine surgery. The rambunctious child stuck a BB in his ear and doctors had to operate to remove it.

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Man holding ex-wife hostage in Conn. demands priest to give wife her last rites

Conn. hostage taker demands priest for last rites

SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn. — A Connecticut advertising executive who police say is holding his ex-wife hostage has told a reporter he wants a priest brought in to give the woman her last rites.

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Police say man holding ex-wife hostage in Connecticut home; bomb squad responds

Police: Man holding his ex hostage in Conn. home

SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn. — An advertising executive kidnapped his ex-wife from a parking garage Tuesday, held her hostage for hours in a suburban Hartford home and fired shots as police negotiators and a bomb squad waited outside, authorities said.

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Doctor escape criminal charges over the death of Rebecca Riley

Rebecca RileyGrand Jury relieved psychiatrist from criminal prosecution over the death of 4 years old girl Rebecca Riley.

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Parents of Oregon child who died after often-reprimanded doctor performed surgery settle suit

Parents of Oregon boy settle in surgery lawsuit

PORTLAND, Ore. — The parents of a 3-year-old boy who died after an Oregon doctor operated on him have agreed to settle a wrongful death lawsuit for $200,000.

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VA hospital yet again asking for a fresh medical malpractice lawsuit over substandard prostate cancer care

veteran-bewareWhen Barry Lackro, a Air Force veteran developed prostate cancer in 2004 at the age of 54, he was quite assured that his early stage malignancy is curable. But at present after having treated in the Philadelphia VA Medical Center for almost five years he is now in such a terrible situation that he specifically wants end up his life early.

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Michael Jackson’s cardiologist may hit with medical malpractice suit or even a class-action lawsuit over medical negligence

Michael-JacksonAn obvious question is spreading all over the world, whether this sudden death of Michael Jackson is due to medical negligence or malpractice, as his doctor, Dr. Conrad Murray was always present with him till Jackson stop breathing and paramedics arrived.

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$2M Jackson County malpractice settlement achieved the support of Missouri Court of Appeals

Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, approved a Jackson County Circuit Court judge’s decision that Intermed Insurance Co., the malpractice insurer for Metro Emergency Physicians LLC, was responsible for covering the clinic and its physician, Gary Gaddis, in a malpractice claim.

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