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Seattle Birth Injury Lawyers

A new study published in the Journal of Perinatology indicates that hospitalized premature babies may be exposed to levels of the chemical di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) in amounts that are 4,000 to 160,000 times higher than those believed to be safe, possibly…

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Seattle Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Having a system in place to reduce miscommunications between health-care providers during shift changes was shown to reduce preventable medical errors by 30 percent, according to research recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Amy J. Starmer…

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Seattle malpractice attorneys

The axiom that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” appears to have new scientific evidence on its side. A new study from Columbia Business School published online in The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER Working…

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Seattle Medical Malpractice Lawyers

With the express purpose of improving patient safety by preventing health-care errors and adverse effects, The Joint Commission has made available online the new “Patient Safety Systems” chapter of the 2015 Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Hospitals. The Joint Commission, founded…

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Seattle medical malpractice lawyers

The apparent success of a patient safety pilot program started two years at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital by American Anesthesiology is leading to the program’s expansion. American Anesthesiology, a division of the national medical group MEDNAX that operates 29 practices in…

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Anesthesia Error Lawyers

A new study presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) says that anesthesia complications in the United States have dropped by more than half, while the death rate from anesthesia errors remains steady, according to…

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U.S. health regulators aren’t doing enough to ensure the safety and effectiveness of medical devices both before and after they are approved for public sale, according to two new studies published in JAMA Internal Medicine. One study takes issue with…

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CDC Report

More babies die before they reach their first birthday in the United States than in 25 other wealthy countries, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The U.S. infant mortality rate in 2010…

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Study

Heart attack patients who fail to receive any of nine crucial types of care following discharge from the hospital are 46 percent more likely to die within a month and 74 percent more likely to die within a year, according…

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Newspaper Report

Many military hospitals – such as Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma – are small and underused, leading to high rates of inpatient medical errors, according to a recent report by the New York Times. There are 54 military hospitals…

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