Radiation Injuries: Types of Radiation

Earlier this month, news broke about patients at the CentraCare Health Coborn Cancer Center in St. Cloud receiving improver doses of radiation. The medical errors were caused by employees, not machines.

Radiation therapy is used very sparingly in medicine today, due primarily to its risks. Often used to treat certain types of cancer, radiation therapy sources …

Radiation Errors Under Investigation at St. Cloud Cancer Center

The Star Tribune reported on Saturday that radiation errors are under investigation by the Minnesota Department of Health and Meshbesher & Spence.

The radiation errors were discovered after several Coborn Cancer Center employees connected to patient radiation treatment plans raised concerns.

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Radiation Errors Under Investigation

More on the radiation errors under investigation. CentraCare admits to mistreating patients. No issues to radiation equipment. Employees to blame.

Cancer Patients given wrong doses of Radiation

“This is a difficult situation for many of our clients that now has become a tragic situation,” says Josh Tuchscherer, an attorney with Meshbesher and Spen…

Study Shows Poor Patients are Less Likely to Make Medical Malpractice Claims

According to a recent study, poor people are less likely than people with more money to file a medical malpractice complaint. This finding contradicts the “unconscious bias” possessed by many doctors who wrongly think that low-income patients are more likely to sue.

The researchers of the study say that this type of bias might make a doctor less willing to tre…

Preventable Medical Errors and Congressional Action

Preventable medical errors hurt hundreds of thousands of Americans every year. Preventable medical errors have more than doubled in the last decade, according to a Hearst investigation. It estimates that some 200,000 Americans will die this year as a result of medical errors and hospital mistakes. These errors, w…

New Study Cites Medical Error – 3rd Leading Cause of Death in US

A new study cites medical error as the third leading cause of death in the U.S. right behind heart disease and cancer. The study conducted by BMJ also suggested most medical errors are not reported as medical errors.

Dr. Martin Makary, one of the doctors who lead the study, suggests that because death certificates don’t require enough data, the cause of death listed on …