The London, KY hospital and 11 cardiologists performed over 3,000 cardiac catheterization surgeries and countless other heart procedures on healthy patients; who will now be required to take dangerous blood-thinning medications for life. The hospital and doctors are under investigation by the US attorney’s office and the federal criminal health care fraud investigation.
A couple received only $10,000 from Allstate after their home, worth $280,000, was completely destroyed by super storm Sandy. Allstate stated the home was destroyed by flood damage and not by the powerful winds that blew the roof off the dwelling. The couple did not have flood insurance. In the midst of the insurance battle, […]
Insurer AIG might join a lawsuit claiming that shareholders were unfairly hurt by the terms of the federal rescue of $182 billion that kept it out of bankruptcy four years ago. The insurance company states that it has fiduciary and legal obligations to consider joining suit to support its shareholders; despite a judge’s ruling that […]
An eleven year old deaf girl was repeatedly raped by an older student on a special needs school bus. The company employs a driver and an aid for each bus. The company requires one of the adults to be on the bus at all times, monitoring the students, even when the other adult is helping […]
A USA Today investigation found more than 60 individuals who are currently serving time in prison even though it has been determined that no crimes were actually committed by any of them. The Department of Justice made a statement that notifying prisoners that they have been imprisoned for something the Department concedes is not a […]
An inquiry into a Florida hospital chain uncovered evidence of unnecessary and dangerous cardiac procedures taking place on patients who did not need treatment. Doctors made misleading statements in medical reports to make it appear the procedures were necessary when they truly were not. In some instances the inquiry showed that about half of the […]
In order to benefit their trading position, Barclays senior management and traders attempted to manipulate data used to determine the London interbank offered rate and the Euribor rates; which can affect how much people pay for loans to attend college or buy a house. Barclays has said it and other banks understated the rate during […]
In a recent Health Affairs magazine study, it was revealed that Hospitals’ traditional, voluntary self-reporting of medical errors have grossly under reported the amount of adverse patient events by approximately 90 percent. The study went on to conclude that one in three patients in a hospital setting is the victim of a medical error.
A company that manages lifeguards for Hallandale Beach in Florida recently fired one of its employees for rescuing a struggling swimmer outside of the protected area. When questioned about the incident the head of the company stated “we are not a fire-rescue operation.”
In July, 2012, a surgery center for University Hospital in Cleveland sent letters to its patients, including children, saying they were at risk for infections, including HIV and Hepatitis, because the hospital had failed to adequately clean certain surgical instruments. The hospital encouraged all the affected patients to get blood tests. The Hospital said it […]