Unattended Patient in Pennsylvania Hospital Falls off Table and Dies from TBI

The Pennsylvania Department of Health (PDH) fined Carlisle Regional Medical Center $12,000 in relation to a complaint filed in July. According to The Patriot News, a nurse left a patient unattended and the patient fell off the table. The patient had just undergone a radiologic procedure that required intravenous narcotics. The patient sustained a traumatic…

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Disrespecting the Constitution and the Right to Trial by Jury – Caps on Medical Malpractice Damages

Tort reform advocates support arbitrarily capping damages in medical malpractice lawsuits in a misguided effort to curb “frivolous” lawsuits. However, the tort reform platform is filled with gaps in logic and is based on an affront to the U.S. Constitution and our nation’s history. If you support a cap on damages, then you’re supporting the legislative…

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