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'We just want our child back': Couple cleared of abuse may never regain custody after baby was adopted

LONDON — A legal battle over a child’s best interests and the rights of its anguished parents has thrown two British families into turmoil.

A young couple was this week cleared of abusing their baby three years ago — but may never regain custody of the child, who was taken from them and adopted by another family. 352 more words


Leslie Michelson’s Checklist For Avoiding Diagnostic Errors – The KHN Conversation

When the Institute of Medicine came out last month with a report saying almost every American will experience a medical diagnostic error, Leslie Michelson wasn’t surprised. 1,107 more words

Cost And Quality

Common Medical Errors that Lead to Malpractice Lawsuits

Malpractice cases in the medical world arise when there is injury or damage caused to a patient by a medical professional.  Irrespective of how careful hospitals, nurses and doctors are, or however qualified they might be; mistakes do happen, which lead to these cases.  719 more words

Medical Malpractice

The Wrong Business Model !

In 1999, The Institute of Medicine of The National Academy of Science published a landmark report, “To Err Is Human,” which estimated that up to 98,000 people die in United States’ hospitals each year because of preventable medical errors. 542 more words

Medical Errors

IOM: Teamwork Key To Reducing Medical Diagnostic Errors

Almost every American will experience a medical diagnostic error, but the problem has taken a back seat to other patient safety concerns, an influential panel said in a report out today calling for… 630 more words

Cost And Quality

Aircrew vs Provider Error

80% is a number I never forgot from pilot training.

80% of aircraft mishaps are found to be pilot or aircrew error. The annual Nall report cites between 73-81% of general aviation fix-wing crashes and fatalities were “pilot-related” in 2012. 476 more words


Toxic gas, accidental burns and surgeries gone wrong: A look at medical mistakes in Canada

Kapka Petrov never feels hungry. Ever. She has to remember to eat in order to survive.

Her life changed with excruciating stomach pains that began right after gall bladder surgery in 2009. 462 more words