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Just a Routine Operation:

January 20, 2014  ·  By HM&M

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I just came across this amazing story. A man in Britain whose wife died during routine surgery is trying to help the medical field learn from the tragedy. And it all stems from a failed airway situation very much like we saw in our last verdict for the Tagalos family.

As a pilot, Martin Bromiley has been taught safety procedures and communication methods to help address the “human factors” that cause 75% of airplane accidents. But he doesn't see the medical profession recognizing these same factors, or taking measures to address them. Surely many medical tragedies—like his own wife's death– could be prevented if it did.

Like Mr. Bromily I believe that the vast majority of our doctors and medical professionals are well prepared and well intentioned. But doctors, like pilots, are real humans with human failings who hold our lives in their hands. Let's join with Mr. Bromily in supporting common-sense safety and communications procedures to make medicine safer.

January 20, 2014

Lawyer Represents Chicagoans Injured By Medical Devices

Medical devices, machines, and other products injure and kill thousands each year. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration maintains a list of recalled medical devices. In addition to those products on this list, though, there are many different products that are dangerous or worn-out that kill and injure people in health care settings. The experienced... Read More

January 20, 2014

It Just Keeps Coming

It just keeps coming. The institutions that downplayed the crisis–that denied knowing about sexual predators in their midst, that protected the abusers and covered up for them so they could hurt more and more children–just keep admitting to more. Today it was the Archdiocese of Chicago. After years of denial, the Archdiocese has released thousands... Read More

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