Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Hospital Infection Suits Said To Be On the Rise

"A new type of med-mal lawsuit is on the increase -- claims based on hospital infections." The argument is that hospitals can no longer maintain that these infections are inevitable." Betsy McCaughy, founder and chair of the Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths, a non-profit patient safety organization, notes "Now that the evidence is overwhelming that nearly all infections are preventable, hospitals that don't follow the proven protocols are inviting lawsuits." Read more.

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