| Jan 25, 2011
| 7:02 PM
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama says the country is facing another Sputnik moment. In his State of the Union address tonight, Obama reminded Americans of a time 50 years ago when the Soviets beat the U.S. into space by launching its Sputnik...
| 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...
| 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...
| Aug 27, 2011
| 3:03 PM
A 23rd Judicial Circuit judge has backed away from his plan to hold night court after personnel changes were made by the Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney's office and the state Supreme Court denied his request to help pay for the added cost.
| 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...
| Mar 14, 2010
| 9:28 AM
Considering the black eye Charles Cullen gave the nursing profession when he admitted not long ago to killing 29 patients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey -- seven locally -- you'd think hospitals would be extra cautious when hiring health professionals....
| 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...