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March 2012

If You are Sick, Stay Away from Hospitals!

By |2019-03-18T22:03:23+00:00March 11th, 2012|Patient Safety|

A recent article in the AARP Bulletin, summarized what many of us have known for a long time. Hospitals are not safe, especially when you are sick! While we know about the world class care that certain hospitals advertise you will receive, what we don't hear about enough is how the healthcare system is broken. As [...]

How Can I Make Sure I Receive Safe Care?

By |2019-03-18T22:03:24+00:00March 1st, 2012|FAQS|

Patient safety involves asking questions.  It is important that you have a clear understanding of your medical condition and what you need to do to treat the condition. The National Patient Safety Foundation has prepared a video that encourages you to ask questions early and often.  At Mishkind Kulwicki Law, we know that medical mistakes [...]

December 2011

Medical Errors

By |2019-03-18T22:03:28+00:00December 17th, 2011|Medical Malpractice|

Medical errors and hospital-acquired infections kill or injure over 1 million patients each year. Don't be a victim. If you watch one video this holiday season, please make it this one.   If you care about patient safety and awareness, watch this video. Please share this video with anyone that questions the importance of improving patient [...]

November 2011

Tort Reform is Unsafe and Harms Victims of Medical Negligence

By |2019-03-18T22:03:29+00:00November 3rd, 2011|Patient Safety|

Tort reform is unsafe and unconstitutional, yet it seems to be the topic on every politician's agenda. This notion of frivolous lawsuits and juries awarding unjustified verdicts is simply untrue. This topic is popular because big business and insurance companies spend millions of dollars to convince everyone that the system is broken and that attorneys [...]

July 2011

Preventing Medical Errors

By |2019-03-18T22:03:32+00:00July 18th, 2011|Medical Malpractice|

Medical errors are one of the Nation's leading causes of death and injury. How can you prevent medical errors? First it is important to understand what is a medical error. Any preventable occurrence in the care and treatment of a patient that results in an adverse outcome, is a medical error. When a preventable occurrence [...]

Patient Safety Tips

By |2019-03-18T22:03:33+00:00July 9th, 2011|Medical Malpractice|

Patient safety is vital.  Being a patient safety advocate involves fighting for accountability and change.  Should a patient suffer an adverse outcome that was preventable and avoidable?  No!  While bad results can occur, when a death or serious injury occurs should a doctor or nurse be treated any differently than you or I?  No. People [...]

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