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Medical Malpractice Study Reveals Florida Doctors RARELY losing their priviledges or disciplined for medical Mistakes.

January 1, 2013

Floridians. I ask you to consider, why is this occurring? The law states they will lose their license with 3 strikes for medical malpractice, so who is enabling them not to receive any discipline? Is this the reason they have so much faith and trust in a hospital or healthcare facility risk management program that is supposed to work to protect patients and workers both? Is it a dirty little secret that medical mistakes just don’t get reported or talked about as the protocols direct? Is this what happened to my Herman when I witnessed a bed lift that de-elevated his head while he was in critical condition in ICU by a bed lift team in a Tampa Hospital? If they write down when you take an aspirin like I have observed when visiting others in a hospital. A normal assumption would be that this grave type of error would be recorded in the daily report and something so serious  and traumatic submitted to all levels of management immediately and analyzed for action as well as advising the patient or healthcare advocate. My experience says otherwise and if there is no evidence of a paper trail or report, isn’t that awfully convenient for the healthcare facility, especially should there be compounded complications and   a sentinel event death occur? Finding out what really goes wrong and is often not reported requires  an investigation of all inpatient records and a discovery of the facts. Medical mistakes that are not recorded makes it a question of truth and who will stand up and tell it, regardless of how powerful the employer may be.

Floridians. Most of these cases do not even make it to a trial because wrongdoing has to be proven. This is one really big overlooked reason why the lie of lower Wrongfull Death Act Caps is false.

By Mark A. Kaire on March 19, 2011 12:09 PM | Permalink A doctor that commits Medical Malpractice may lose his hospital privileges or have said privileges restricted. However, according to a new report released Tuesday, the state medical boards responsible for disciplining those doctors failed to punish more than 50 percent of those whose hospitals revoked or restricted their privileges. Of course, in Florida, the proportion was higher than the national average. The study, conducted by the nonprofit consumer advocacy group Public Citizen, found that 63 percent of the doctors whose hospital privileges were restricted or revoked were not even disciplined by the state’s Board of Medicine.

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