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.

 
August 17, 2010

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

Robert Painter is a medical malpractice lawyer at Painter Law Firm PLLC.

related

New Texas law will protect patients from hostile do-not-resuscitate/DNR orders

On 4/1/2018, the new law will end the current practice where doctors can secretly enter a DNR order against patient and family wishes [...]

read more

Texas legislature updated medical malpractice pre-suit notice requirements

This article was originally published in the September/October 2017 edition of "The Houston Lawyer" magazine [...]

read more

CONTACT NOW

Discuss your case with an attorney.

Copyright ©2017 Painter Law Firm. All rights reserved.