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Defective Medical Mesh Lawsuits Make Primetime News

Recently, CBS News and their long-running news magazine 60 Minutes reported on the tremendous controversy surrounding a common surgical implant that has generated the largest multi-district litigation since asbestos. Transvaginal or gynecological mesh—a surgical device implanted in over two million American women—currently lies at the center of over 100,000 lawsuits filed by those women on …

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CDC: Medical Mistakes Third Leading Cause of Death in U.S.

Michael Eisenberg—a filmmaker based in Chicago—has recently produced a documentary that details the effects of preventable medical mistakes. To Err Is Human—named after a 1999 Institute of Medicine report estimating hospital mistakes killed nearly 98,000 in the U.S.—is to be screened at large hospitals and major healthcare organizations across the country. This fall, the film …

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Two Triangle Hospitals Receive C Grades for Safety

WakeMed Cary, Duke University Hospital Score Below Average Injuries, accidents, infections, and hospital errors account for up to 440,000 patient deaths a year. To educate the public—and hold hospitals to the highest standards of care—the nonprofit Leapfrog Group has released its latest safety report on healthcare facilities in the United States. Locally, both WakeMed Cary …

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Federal Investigators File 36-Page Report Against Local Raleigh Surgical Center

After receiving numerous patient complaints, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services held a 3-day investigation at Blue Ridge Surgical Center in Raleigh. The investigation uncovered serious service failures including performing incorrect surgeries on patients. One patient needed surgery on his left knee, and the operating room was set to perform the procedure …

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Deciding On a Nursing Home for Your Loved One? Use This Tool to Compare Nursing Homes across The US

Family members place their trust in nursing homes to provide their loved ones with the highest quality care and respect. All too often, however, we find that nursing homes do not hold themselves to the highest standards and residents are put in harm’s way. Sometimes, it can be difficult to detect whether a loved one …

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