Did Hospital Expose Patients To Disease?

Doctors and hospital officials from Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, are notifying 18 neurosurgery patients that they might have been exposed to Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, a serious and incurable neurological disorder.

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    The survey finding show a disconnect between what medical organizations recommend and what doctors and patients are doing, says Dr. Steven Atlas, a low back pain specialist at Massachusetts General Hospital who wrote an editorial accompanying the April ...
    05/22/2017 - 6:50 am | View Link
  • This man will help you get out of expensive medical bills
    But the rise of cost-sharing has started to expose insured patients, too, who may pay thousands of dollars out-of-pocket after a hospital stay. Shutt’s billing back-and-forth has lasted around a year, and may well continue, although she hasn’t heard ...
    05/22/2017 - 2:34 am | View Link
  • 8News looks deeper into animal research at McGuire Medical Center
    (WRIC) — 8News was first to expose the taxpayer-funded research at the veterans hospital. We uncovered botched surgeries ... have been important in developing new treatments for heart patients and states: “Regarding the study of canines, specifically ...
    05/21/2017 - 5:29 pm | View Link
  • Syria's wounded risk retribution to receive treatment at Israel hospital
    But a few floors up, in a special ward guarded by Israeli intelligence agents, are patients from Syria. “The majority have been severely wounded children from blast injuries,” Ziv hospital’s ... She was the first to expose me [to] all the horrors ...
    05/19/2017 - 2:01 pm | View Link
  • Doctors and hospitals must work to put patients’ needs before patients’ wants
    In simple terms, narcotics are addictive, needless antibiotics cause resistance, needless tests like CT scans expose patients to cancer-causing radiation, and needless hospital admissions expose patients to hospital “bugs.” So if these risks are there ...
    05/18/2017 - 9:00 pm | View Link
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  • VA hospital may have infected 1,800 veterans with HIV ...
    A Missouri VA hospital is under fire because it may have exposed more than 1,800 veterans to life-threatening diseases such as hepatitis and HIV.
    05/15/2017 - 2:06 pm | View Website
  • Exposing Patients: Balancing Necessity and Dignity ...
    Exposing Patients: Balancing Necessity ... and limiting your liability when you undertake to expose a patient. ... Ontario Base Hospital Group Education Subcommittee ...
    05/10/2017 - 6:48 am | View Website
  • Hospital Worker Could Have Exposed Thousands to HIV and ...
    A former hospital employee who stole Fentanyl may have put patients in Colorado and Washington at risk for infectious diseases.
    03/18/2016 - 12:59 am | View Website
  • Hospital Exposed Patients to Viruses Via Negligent Hire ...
    A hospital worker who may have exposed patients to Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and HIV is at the center of a class-action federal lawsuit against a Colorado medical ...
    03/16/2016 - 9:44 am | View Website
  • Seattle hospital warns ex-employee may have exposed ...
    Seattle hospital warns ex-employee may have exposed patients to viruses. Seattle's Northwest Hospital and Medical Center is asking more than 1300 patients ...
    03/16/2016 - 3:53 am | View Website
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