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Victory for Missouri Patients

August 1, 2012

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Jefferson City, MO – Yesterday, the state Supreme Court struck down a 2005 ruling which capped punitive damages awarded to victims of preventable medical harm at $350,000. Read the full story here by Blythe Bernhard and Virginia Young of the St. Louis Post Dispatch. I’ feel as though I’m wading into a pond full of […]

USA: Patient Data Warning You Should Read

March 6, 2012

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Everyone is aware of identity theft these days. But did you know that one of the simplest ways for theves to get your private identifying information is through your health providers? The US government is pushing the use of electronic patient data systems. However,  they are filled with problems – technology incompatability, contant need to […]

MO: Cox Health Brain Lab Tragedy Update

February 18, 2012

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Springfield, MO – The local Springfield News-Leader ran this story today regarding the legal aftermath of the Cox Health Brain Lab Overradiation scandal that rocked this community two years ago. Some 27 of 66 cases filed have been settled; the others are a work in progress. Naturally, no details have been released; a gag order […]

CA: Kaiser’s Commitment to Mental Health

November 14, 2011

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CALIFORNIA: Wow, this one’s a zinger that’ll have Kaiser’s PR team hustling through the end of the year. This new report filed by Alexander Eichler for HuffPo, cites an astonishing lack of mental health services and  staff pushed to the breaking point while the Blunt End rakes in billions in profit. Q: How do you paint this ugly […]

USA: More Evidence of Failure

October 19, 2011

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It would seem that in order to be a top-ranked healthcare facility in this country, all you have to do is hire someone clever enough to creatively fill out treatment compliance forms, or simply claim you’re great. I’ve seen three reports in the last week confirming that this is exactly what’s going on in our nation’s hospitals. It’s about real […]

USA: Welcome Back Alicia Cole

September 22, 2011

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USA: Alicia Cole is an actress, an HAI survivor, and one of the best spokespersons we have in the war on Hospital Acquired Infections. After battling for years to come back from flesh-eating bacteria she got in a dirty California hospital, Alicia is now healthy enough to step in front of the camera again. Her […]

USA: The Jedi Fight Back

September 16, 2011

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USA: We’ve been following the epic battle between Public Good vs. Blunt End Secrecy all week regarding the Obama-ordered removal of the public database of physician disciplinary action and malpractice records.  Today, the Jedi struck back. They released the blackened database – all of it – despite the administration’s order. St. Louis Post Dispatch has the story. Go Jedi! […]