Texas hospital-doctor conspiracy of silence exposed
In Kermit, Texas, Winkler County Memorial Hospital fired two nurses after they filed a complaint against a physician for medical negligence. Once exposed, the hospital was fined and settled the nurses' lawsuit.
Almost every day I see examples of the 'conspiracy of silence' in the medical community. Hospitals, nurses, and doctors see patients injured by the negligence of other health care providers, but do not want to say anything. In the tight-nit healh care community, there is frequent mentality of 'covering each other's back.'
An editorial in the Houston Chronicle provided an excellent example of this problem. Two courageous nurses who stood up for patient safety and the shocking, disappointing response of the hospital. Once the story went public, though, the hospital was forced to backtrack.
We need more doctors, nurses, and hospital administrators to show the professionalism and courage needed to stand up for patient safety and rights.
If you or someone you care for has been injured because of medical malpractice, call 281-580-8800, for a free consultation with the experienced Texas medical malpractice attorneys at Painter Law Firm.
Robert Painter is a medical malpractice lawyer at Painter Law Firm PLLC.
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) says that medication errors cause at least one death a day and injure 1.3 million people a year [...]read more
With every passing minute, a stroke patient loses about two million neurons or brain cells [...]read more
LEAVE A COMMENT
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) says that medication errors cause at least one death a day and injure 1.3 million people a year
With every passing minute, a stroke patient loses about two million neurons or brain cells
Whether treatment by medications or cardiac ablation, there are serious risks
Two surgeons overlooks filed hiatal hernia repair, leaving patient with lifetime inability to hold down food
Some neurosurgeons turn over too many responsibilities to less-trained mid-level providers