Mar 15, 2011

Massachusetts General Hospital Named in Lawsuit for Medication Dosing Error

Channel 5 carries the news story of the family of a woman who died from a medication error at Mass General Hospital filing a medical malpractice wrongful death lawsuit. Andrew C. Meyer, Jr. attorney for the family states in the item that "This was a systemic failure within the hospital, within the nursing practices of the hospital and with the doctor's oversight responsibility — clear negligence on behalf of the hospital and the doctors and nurses involved."

Mar 12, 2011

Patrick Proposes Cooling-off Period and No-risk Apologies to Help Reduce Med Mal Suits

Listen to this WBUR report from Bob Oaks on proposed changes to medical malpractice laws in Massachusetts by Governor Deval Patrick. Quoting the story:
Under proposed changes, doctors in Massachusetts would be able to apologize to patients — without the risk that their apology could be used against them later, in court. The state would also implement a six-month “cooling off period,” so that hospitals and patients could try to resolve problems without lawsuits.
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