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  • The epidemic of medical errors Thursday, August 15, 2013 � by jg

    What are the leading causes of medical errors, and what will health care reform do to reduce their number?

  • Latest California hospital “never events” include four deaths and an operating room fire Friday, December 21, 2012 � by jg

    The announcement of yet another round of fines against California hospitals for incidents that should never happen in a hospital emphasizes the need for state lawmakers to adopt tougher restrictions holding the health care industry more fully accountable for negligent acts.

  • Fourteen California hospitals penalized for serious medical errors Thursday, August 30, 2012 � by jg

    The California Department of Public Health handed out the penalties for errors that “caused, or [were] likely to cause, serious injury or death to patients.” Two Bay Area patients died as a result of errors.

  • Preventable hospital errors kill 180,000 Americans a year Thursday, June 7, 2012 � by jg

    Los Angeles Times: A national report card gave nearly half of U.S. hospitals a grade of C of lower in patient safety.

  • Latest round of California hospital errors include patient deaths Friday, December 9, 2011 � by jg

    The California Department of Public Health handed penalties to 14 hospitals for “noncompliance with licensing requirements [that] caused, or was likely to cause, serious injury or death to patients.”

  • Transplant patient gets wrong kidney at USC Hospital Friday, February 18, 2011 � by jg

    Los Angeles Times: The hospital halted kidney transplants after the mistake was discovered. A Texas transplant surgeon says he “can’t even imagine” how the error could happen.

  • Las Vegas Sun finds 969 preventable injuries at local hospitals over two years Monday, June 28, 2010 � by jg

    A two-year investigation by reporters Marshall Allen and Alex Richards found Las Vegas hospitals averaged more than one incident a day of “preventable injuries, life-threatening infections or other harm.”