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Patient Bleeds To Death After Colonoscopy

Introduction Bob Aller  Posted: February 18, 2019  Revisions: February 24, 2019 Last week Hospital Watchdog conducted an in-depth interview with Ms. Dena Royal, a former paramedic, and respiratory therapist. Dena’s mother, Martha Wright, bled to death following a colonoscopy and a series of tragic nursing mistakes at Cass Regional Medical Center in Harrisonville (pop. 10,000) …

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Should Vanderbilt Leadership Be Held Responsible?

Does Appearance of Conflict of Interest Exist For Vanderbilt? With over 26,000 employees, Vanderbilt and its healthcare facilities are the largest employers in Nashville. Bringing a criminal prosecution against a VUMC nurse is not an everyday event. A reader has offered the view that the appearance of a conflict of interest exists for the prosecution. …

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Vanderbilt Failed To Report Unnatural Patient Death

Horrifying, Fatal Medication Error Bob Aller  Revised: Feb 14, 2019. Posted: Feb 4, 2019 In November 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a Statement of Deficiencies concerning the death of a patient at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). The 56-page report included staff statements about medical errors and hospital staff conduct that …

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California law requires doctors to disclose if on probation

On July 1, 2019, a California law (SB 1448) will be activated that ends secrecy about doctor sexual assault, drug use, and devastating patient harm. This first-in-the-nation bill requires that doctors on probation need to inform patients before their first visit. The California Medical Board had refused to initiate such a practice. The California Medical …

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