| Feb 1, 2011
When a health-care provider harms instead of heals, patients who seek answers and redress generally face the prospect of a long and costly lawsuit. But there's another option, one that can significantly reduce the toll of a court battle while providing...
| Aug 22, 2010
| 1:36 PM
Illinois once provided the public with detailed histories of the state's doctors — including whether the physician was convicted of a crime, fired by a hospital or forced to make a medical malpractice payment within the previous five years.
| Aug 29, 2010
| 2:27 PM
St. Joseph Medical Center has repeatedly said it wants to do right by its coronary stent patients.
After a complaint last year that star cardiologist Mark Midei was placing stents in the arteries of patients who didn't need them, the Towson hospital...
| Feb 15, 2011
| 12:43 PM
A couple filed a lawsuit this week against a Sacramento hospital and a handful of employees after their daughter lost part of all four of her limbs due to a bacterial infection.
Malyia's parents brought her to Methodist Hospital in November when she...
| Feb 15, 2011
| 2:35 PM
SACRAMENTO -- A couple filed a lawsuit this week against a Sacramento hospital and a handful of employees after their 2-year old daughter lost part of all four of her limbs due to a bacterial infection.
Malyia's parents brought her to Methodist...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 10:11 PM
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas House committee has endorsed legislation meant to ensure the state doesn't subsidize abortions even indirectly through tax credits and deductions.
The Federal and State Affairs Committee advanced the bill Thursday after...
| Aug 14, 2011
Stuck for years in an unpopular defense of negligence suits by victims of Dr. George Reardon, St. Francis Hospital now is being pulled into a new legal fight, this one involving efforts by its own insurers to reduce their exposure to the $100 million or...
| Nov 7, 2011
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, in a State Capitol press conference, used tough words against CL&P Monday – mentioning the possibility of “malfeasance” by the company, for example – and said his administration would be sure “that...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 9:37 AM
"Every year at least 100,000 patients die in American hospitals because of malpractice,"notes Dr. Richard Klein.
"SURVIVING YOUR DOCTORS: Why the Medical System is Dangerous to Your Health and How to Get Through it Alive" (Rowman & Littlefield, Sept...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 5:23 PM
The state Board of Physicians has a serious backlog of complaints and a growing timeline for resolving it, according to a newly released legislative audit of the agency charged with protecting the public from bad doctors.
It also isn't keeping complete...
| Nov 27, 2011
It has been little more than a month since Illinois began posting online profiles of the state's physicians, and judging by traffic, public appetite for the information is strong — even though some profiles are missing crucial information.