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Distracted Doctoring Increases Patient Risk

In the last few years, we have all heard of the dangers of “distracted driving.”  We know that the brain cannot effectively multi-task, and that driving while texting or viewing things on your phone can be deadly.  What you might not know, however, is that the problem of becoming distracted by your cell phone has [...]

8th Grader Declared Brain Dead after alleged Surgical Error

You might have seen the tragic story of Jahi McMath on the news recently.  Jahi is a 13-year old girl who went to Children’s Hospital Oakland for a routine tonsillectomy.  Shortly after the surgery, she was pronounced brain dead.  The family’s uncle has stated that the family believes there was a surgical error that led [...]

Hospital Throws Away Kidney and Denies Negligence

Surgical errors can take many unexpected forms.  On August 10, 2012, Sarah Fudacz went into the University of Toledo Medical Center to receive a life-saving kidney from her brother, Paul Fudacz.  She had been suffering kidney problems for seven years and was in desperate need of a new kidney.  As it turns out, her brother was the perfect match.  [...]