Medical Errors Are No. 3 Cause Of U.S Deaths, Researchers Say

Medical Errors Are No. 3 Cause Of U.S Deaths, Researchers Say

A study by researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine says medical errors should rank as the third leading cause of death in the United States — and highlights how shortcomings in tracking vital statistics may hinder research and keep the problem out of the public eye.
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Wednesday, October 18, 2017/Posted by: DO/Number of views (33)/Comments ()/
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 Missouri Hospital Blamed for Death of Elderly Woman

Missouri Hospital Blamed for Death of Elderly Woman

Otterman was taken to the hospital in October 2015 after falling at home. She was admitted for treatment of colitis and after approximately a week's stay was transferred to a nursing care facility and died the same day of the transfer.
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Wednesday, October 18, 2017/Posted by: DO/Number of views (21)/Comments ()/
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Husband of N.J. woman killed in personal watercraft crash gets $2.88M settlement

Husband of N.J. woman killed in personal watercraft crash gets $2.88M settlement

The husband of a New Jersey woman killed in a personal watercraft accident in Florida last year have settled a wrongful death lawsuit for $2.88 million, according to a report.

Jiyoon Kim, 33, of Palisades Park, died after being struck from behind by a man riding a different personal watercraft, DailyBusinessReview.com said.
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Wednesday, October 11, 2017/Posted by: DO/Number of views (26)/Comments ()/
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Settlement reached in Charleston woman's wrongful death suit

Settlement reached in Charleston woman's wrongful death suit

CHARLESTON (JG-TC) -- A $5.5 million settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit in another county was approved as part of Charleston woman's estate case earlier this week.

The settlement was in behalf of the estate of April Strange, a Charleston woman who died during surgery at a Springfield hospital in 2013, according to a news release from the law firm that represented her family.

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017/Posted by: DO/Number of views (69)/Comments ()/
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Top 10 Tips to Prevent a Car Accident

Top 10 Tips to Prevent a Car Accident

A National Safety Council study released last month indicates that seat belt use varies widely from state to state and the lack of drivers buckling up continues to be a leading cause of traffic accidents across America.

In 1999, an estimated 9,500 people died unnecessarily because they were not wearing seat belts.

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017/Posted by: DO/Number of views (90)/Comments ()/
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$3.2 Awarded to Family in Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

$3.2 Awarded to Family in Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

East Norriton, PA: A $3.2 million verdict has been awarded to the family of a man who died after receiving a vein implant designed to stop blood clots. The lawsuit claimed medical malpractice against three doctors at Mercy Suburban Hospital in Montgomery County.
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Thursday, September 28, 2017/Posted by: DO/Number of views (81)/Comments ()/
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City agrees to pay injured Rockford woman to settle lawsuit

City agrees to pay injured Rockford woman to settle lawsuit

ROCKFORD — A woman whose elbow was severely broken when she was hit by a city of Rockford truck has agreed to settle her lawsuit with the city.
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Wednesday, September 20, 2017/Posted by: DO/Number of views (82)/Comments ()/
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