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How safe is your implanted medical device?

Your doctor may have described your surgery as routine, despite the serious nature of it. Many surgical procedures to implant devices in patients happen so commonly that to those surgeons performing them, they may seem routine. In fact, surgeons implant over 60,000 of one type of device, the spinal-cord stimulator, each year.

Identifying Medical Malpractice

Did you know that one of the leading issues of medical malpractice is misdiagnosis? Most people will experience some type of misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis in their lives, however, not all incidents lead to dangerous or fatal consequences. Just because a doctor misjudged symptoms doesn't mean they are necessarily guilty of medical malpractice.

Why You Should Vote YES on 46

Vote YES ON 46. Don't believe the "greedy lawyer" rhetoric. Think it through. If Prop 46 fails it is unlikely you, your parents, your kids, or anyone in the community will find a lawyer to represent them in most instances of malpractice. Don't believe the "greedy lawyer" rhetoric you see repeatedly on the television commercials purchased by the malpractice insurance companies.

Marin General Hospital Needs to Take Nurses' Concerns Seriously

Last week, ten Marin General Hospital nurses voiced concerns about patient care to the Marin Healthcare District board, which oversees the hospital. The nurses, who, according to the Marin IJ, have been struggling to be heard over the course of the past year, said they fear hospital administrators are paying too much attention to the financial bottom line and not directing enough resources toward patient care and safety. A petition signed by 90 MGH nurses demands that the hospital respond to their complaints.

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