The Injured Can Improve Safety at Hospitals

On April 11, 2010, in Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, by K. Lindsay Rakers

In addition to obtaining some redemption, via a monetary award, for victims and families of medical malpractice, sometimes nationwide changes can be made. It is becomming more and more common for plaintiffs to seek more than just money for their injuries. They are seeking sweeping changes to the practices of these negligent hospitals.

Recently, the family of 32-year-old Diane Rizk McCabe, who bled to death during a botched C-Section, settled their case with the responsible Albany, New York hospital. In … Continue Reading >

All States Should Require Doctors to Post Malpractice Claims and Criminal Records

On December 16, 2009, in Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, by K. Lindsay Rakers

The North Carolina Medical Board recently decided that doctors should be required to tell their current and future patients of their wrongdoings. North Carolina has been criticized over the past few years for failing to protect its residents from bad doctors. The Board now requires its 35,000 physicians practicing medicine or licensed in North Carolina to submit medical malpractice claims as well as criminal activity. Consumers can now go to and view malpractice payments, misdemeanor and felony convictions, hospital … Continue Reading >

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