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AMARILLO MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAWYER OFFERS FREE CONSULTATIONS: 806-374-4024

Posted on May 8, 2017 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

Amarillo Medical Malpractice Attorney, Jesse Quackenbush of Quackenbush Law Firm has already obtained a 2017 seven-figure settlement on behalf of a family whose loved one was killed by a medication error at a Texas hospital. According to Quackenbush, a hospital nurse negligently administered heparin and Eliquis simultaneously, causing a brain bleed and death. The hospital … Continue reading AMARILLO MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAWYER OFFERS FREE CONSULTATIONS: 806-374-4024

Amarillo Medical Malpractice Attorney Offers Free Consultations: Half of Medication Errors Involve CPOE, Data Shows

Posted on March 30, 2017 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

Computerized prescriber order entry systems and pharmacy systems are the most commonly reported factors contributing to medication errors in Pennsylvania healthcare facilities, data shows. Although health IT tools can help prevent patient safety problems, they can also lead to significant patient safety errors if they’re not used correctly, finds research from the Pennsylvania Patient Safety … Continue reading Amarillo Medical Malpractice Attorney Offers Free Consultations: Half of Medication Errors Involve CPOE, Data Shows

Amarillo: CHS Will Pay $75 Million Settlement

Posted on December 12, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

Community Health Systems has agreed to pay the federal government $75 million as part of a settlement following allegations that CHS and three affiliated New Mexico hospitals made donations to county governments in a scheme to funnel matching federal Medicaid money back to the hospitals and the healthcare conglomerate. In the settlement, CHS has admitted … Continue reading Amarillo: CHS Will Pay $75 Million Settlement

Top Amarillo Medical Malpractice Lawyer Offers Free Consultations: Community Health Systems to Spin off Thirty Eight Hospitals, Shift Focus To Larger Markets

Posted on December 7, 2016 by admin

Community Health Systems plans to shed 38 hospitals, most of them in small markets, and shift its focus to large markets and regional networks. The hospitals and a consulting subsidiary will be spun off into a new publicly traded company. CHS also reported Monday that it achieved net income of $111 million on $4.8 billion … Continue reading Top Amarillo Medical Malpractice Lawyer Offers Free Consultations: Community Health Systems to Spin off Thirty Eight Hospitals, Shift Focus To Larger Markets

Top Amarillo Medical Malpractice Attorney Offers Free Consultations: Rural Hospitals Competing For Obstetricians

Posted on December 7, 2016 by admin

Aug. 21–San Miguel County commissioners held a moment of silence at an April meeting in remembrance of Las Vegas, N.M., resident Desiree Castillo and her unborn son, who died in a car accident in March on Interstate 25 as Castillo was returning home from a doctor’s appointment in Santa Fe. Expectant mothers from Las Vegas … Continue reading Top Amarillo Medical Malpractice Attorney Offers Free Consultations: Rural Hospitals Competing For Obstetricians

Top Amarillo Medical Malpractice Lawyer Offers Free Consultations: CHS Spin Off of 38 Hospitals Highlights Challenges of Rural Markets

Posted on December 6, 2016 by admin

Community Health Systems’ spinoff of 38 hospitals comes as rural markets are facing increased financial pressure. The Franklin, Tenn.-based chain, the largest in the country by hospital count, plans to focus on midsize urban environments after the divestiture. CHS’ admissions—and therefore earnings—have been behind some of its urban-focused peers such as HCA. The company’s shares opened … Continue reading Top Amarillo Medical Malpractice Lawyer Offers Free Consultations: CHS Spin Off of 38 Hospitals Highlights Challenges of Rural Markets

Top Amarillo Medical Malpractice Attorney Offers Free Consultations: Hospital Firm Owes $100 Million In Over Billing Scheme

Posted on December 6, 2016 by admin

A corporate hospital chain that charges the highest prices in the state for medical services, according to a recent analysis by The New Mexican, has agreed to repay nearly $100 million to the federal government over allegations that it inflated hospital admissions in a scheme to boost revenue. The U.S. Justice Department announced Tuesday that … Continue reading Top Amarillo Medical Malpractice Attorney Offers Free Consultations: Hospital Firm Owes $100 Million In Over Billing Scheme

National News: Hemmer Investigates – How’d Medical Mistakes Become the #3 Cause of Death?

Posted on June 28, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

Ask anyone what they fear most and you’ll likely hear things like flying on a plane, a terror attack or maybe people texting while driving. But imagine someone saying that they’re afraid of the doctor or going into a hospital… Indeed, medical mistakes are now said to be the third leading cause of death in … Continue reading National News: Hemmer Investigates – How’d Medical Mistakes Become the #3 Cause of Death?

Medical Malpractice: Researchers Find Medical Errors Now the Third Leading Cause of Death in the United States

Posted on June 15, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

Nightmare stories of nurses giving potent drugs meant for one patient to another and surgeons removing the wrong body parts have dominated recent headlines about medical care. Lest you assume those cases are the exceptions, a new study by patient-safety researchers provides some context. Their analysis, published in the BMJ on Tuesday, shows that “medical … Continue reading Medical Malpractice: Researchers Find Medical Errors Now the Third Leading Cause of Death in the United States

Alta Vista Regional Hospital Medical Malpractice: Las Vegas, NM Hospital to end OB Services

Posted on March 8, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush, Attorney

Las Vegas, NM – Many pregnant women will soon find a “closed” sign on the doors of Alta Vista Regional Hospital’s obstetrics department. On Tuesday morning, the local hospital announced a temporary closure of the unit, starting Monday, citing market conditions. The news, however, did not come as a surprise to one local midwife who … Continue reading Alta Vista Regional Hospital Medical Malpractice: Las Vegas, NM Hospital to end OB Services