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Hospital mistreatment causing patient deaths and unnecessary grief

A hospital is being held accountable for the death of a 17 year old boy from a fatal brain bleed 7 years after his death due to inadequate monitoring of his condition by the staff, and is being forced to formally apologize to his parents. Hospitals have previously avoided confrontation with grieving families by neglecting to reveal medical errors and malpractice; however the change to encourage communication between health services and consumers is beginning. Medical errors, including drug, surgical and diagnostic errors are relatively commonplace, but many health centers are resistant to admitting them in this litigious age; whereas open communication and admittance to human error would act to resolve many peoples' distrust and disgust with medical services.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Scotland on Sunday

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About: Hospital mistreatment causing patient deaths and unnecessary grief

Date: 4 December 2005

Source: Scotland on Sunday

Author: Richard Gray

URL: http://scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=2349012005

Related Medical Topics

This summary article refers to the following medical categories:

  • Medical error
  • Medical error and hospitals
  • Medical error and cerebral hemorrhage
  • Medical error and brain hemorrhage
  • Medical error and brain bleed
  • Medical error and monitoring
  • Medical error and viral signs
  • Medical error and litigation
  • Medical malpractice
  • Medical malpractice and hospitals
  • Medical malpractice and cerebral hemorrhage
  • Medical malpractice and brain hemorrhage
  • Medical malpractice and brain bleed
  • Medical malpractice and monitoring
  • Medical malpractice and viral signs
  • Medical malpractice and litigation

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