Tag: Medical Malpractice

Project Shows Substantial Decrease in Colorectal Surgery Infections

Project Shows Substantial Decrease in Colorectal Surgery Infections
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There was a time in medical science when doctors did not wash their hands prior to operating on their patients (some might say, that to a greater extent than seems possible, this is still the case among medical professionals and point to a number of recent studies as uncomfortable proof). This failure of doctors to […]

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Teaching Communication: A Chaplain’s Efforts to Strengthen the Doctor-Patient Relationship

Filed in Uncategorized by on September 10, 2012 0 Comments
Teaching Communication: A Chaplain’s Efforts to Strengthen the Doctor-Patient Relationship
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[Ed. note, we are pleased to welcome Suzan Sanal to HRW. A second year law student at Seton Hall University School of Law pursuing a Health Law concentration, she is a representative of Seton Hall’s Health Law Forum and is presently interning at the Community Health Law Project, a New Jersey based nonprofit advocacy and […]

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Big Brother Will Make You Wash Your Hands (Which may Be a Good Thing)

Big Brother Will Make You Wash Your Hands (Which may Be a Good Thing)
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I’ve written before here about hand-washing (or should I say, not-hand-washing) among hospital staff within the context of the wider issues of infection, avoidable patient harm, death and malpractice. I noted prior that the New York Times had observed that a study of eight New York hospitals and hand washing showed “low compliance rates, which […]

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Of Drug and Device and a Lack of Personal Jurisdiction

Filed in Drugs & Devices, Health Law by on May 15, 2012 0 Comments
Of Drug and Device and a Lack of Personal Jurisdiction
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As much as I write about medical malpractice, it seems only fair that I devote a post and direct our fair readers to the other side of the bar: The Drug and Device blog put out by a number of Dechert, LLP attorneys involved in pharmaceutical and medical device product liability litigation– from the defense […]

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Models of Patient Safety

Models of Patient Safety
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If one jumbo jet crashed in the US each day for a week, we’d expect the FAA to shut down the industry until the problem was figured out. But in our health care system, roughly 250 people die each day due to preventable error. A vice president at a health care quality company says that “If […]

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