Disclosing Medical Error – The Right Thing To Do

To The Editor Regarding: The Value of Disclosing Medical Error I write this in response to an article posted by ALICIA GALLEGOS, of American Medical News, posted June 1, 2011. I heartily support the Lockton Report analyzing the findings of Aug. 17, 2010, issue of Annals of Internal Medicine. … [Read more...]

Doctors Confess Their Fatal Mistakes

Joe Kika writes at readersdigest.com a remarkable set of interviews of physicians and nurses confessing medical mistakes for the record which either could have or did lead to wrongful death.  Among those interviewed was Peter Pronovost, a professor at John's Hopkins University School of Medicine, … [Read more...]

A Patient Should Have a Right to Legal Advocacy

In 1998 the United States Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the healthcare industry adopted a Patient Bill of Rights. The same year Pennsylvania enacted a Patient Bill of Rights allegedly for the purpose of providing quality healthcare accountability and protection under Act … [Read more...]