The real death panels: The corrupt system that allows this and nothing is done to punish those who commit the errors or limit them or, for that matter, do anything to reform the system to reduce the number of errors. (Actually, the focus is on preventing the victims from obtaining restitution.)From the site: On August 13, 2007, Merlyna Adams – a school principal from La Place, Louisiana – experienced a sharp pain in her right side. The next day, her primary care doctor ordered a CT scan, which revealed that she had a 10mm kidney stone. Over the next few days, she was transferred to several different hospitals. At the fourth hospital, she remained in ICU for nearly three weeks. Her body developed sepsis, a complication caused by infection. She suffered congestive heart failure, renal failure and pulmonary failure. The restricted blood flow to her hands and feet required her to have both legs amputated below the knee and she lost both hands. She is unable to engage in everyday tasks like brushing her teeth, taking a bath, eating or using the restroom without another person.
98,000 patients are killed annually by medical errors. That’s like two 737s crashing every day for a whole year. Would we blame the passengers or the airlines? Tort law changes won’t fix health care. Tell Congress to put patients first. There are 98,000 reasons why you should. 98000reasons.org
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