May 01

Preventable medical errors kill 200k people a year in the US

By Joe Messa

An article in the March edition of the Journal of Patient Safety discussed medical error related deaths in the US, citing the leading causes to be highly preventable occurences including pressure ulcers (bedsores), hospital-acquired infections, blood clots (embolism), surgical errors, and misdiagnosis. One of the article’s contributors, Dr. Kevin T. Kavanagh, commented, “Our utmost concern […]

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Jan 05

Nurse Sues Cooper University Health Care After MRSA Outbreak

By Joe Messa

A former Cooper University Health Care nurse has filed a lawsuit in Middlesex County against Cooper, alleging wrongful termination and medical malpractice. The nurse, Catherine Tanksley-Bowe, Ph.D, was employed by Cooper for only one month in 2016. During the time of her employment, there was an outbreak of drug resistant MRSA in the neonatal intensive […]

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May 25

Georgia Police TASER Man to Death

By Joe Messa

Recently released body-cam footage reveals the events that led to the death of Chase Sherman, a 32-year-old man who died in police custody in Coweta County, Georgia after being tasered 15 times by two Sheriff’s deputies. Police responded to a 911 call placed by Sherman’s family while they were on their way home to Destin, […]

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