Charleston Medical Malpractice: Dirty Secrets Our Hospitals Don’t Want Uncovered

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When an emergency strikes, we don't always have control over which hospital we go to. It's simply a matter of proximity and faith. Other times, certain care centers have specialized departments designed to provide a higher level of precision, and we're "lucky" enough to have the ability to travel for better treatment. Unfortunately, hospitals don't usually make data readily available that you need to make an informed decision about where to seek care. Whether they don't want you to know if you're at risk for suffering from medical malpractice, or if it's simply an oversight is unknown. In either case, knowing this information could mean the difference between life and death for you or your loved one. One Hospital Tried to Cover Up a Mortality Rate that is Three-Times the National Average Parents whose children needed heart surgeries at the pediatric heart hospital of St. Mary's in Florida were often told things like "The hospital has a great track-record," when they asked how safe the procedure was. The real truth is that the hospital was given a recommendation to stop performing surgeries on babies because so many children were having disastrous outcomes. Of course, parents did not have access to the hard data needed to verify that their children would be safe, and when CNN went in to investigate, the hospital refused to cooperate. Although representatives for St. Mary's claim CNN got their numbers wrong, they would not provide any documentation to prove it. Moreover, investigators had to file a freedom of information request with the state of Florida in order to get the data, and St. Mary's unsuccessfully attempted to halt the release of documents. CNN confirmed that since the hospital's pediatric heart program began just a couple of years ago, at least eight children have died. Three more have had serious complications, such as permanent paralysis. Babies Born in Rural Areas of South Carolina Have Mortality Rates Similar to those Born in Syria Medical malpractice issues as severe as those unraveling in Florida aren't limited to the Sunshine State. The Post and Courier uncovered that in some areas of South Carolina, babies are as likely to survive as those born in Syria. The death rates in eight counties are alarmingly high, with approximately 200 babies passing away every year over the past few years. Many of these fatalities could have been prevented, had the babies and their mothers received proper medical care. Of course, that's difficult for a medical center to provide, when there isn't even an obstetrician in the county.

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Investigators believe lack of experience on the part of doctors and surgeons in these cases has played a major role in the negative outcomes of treatment. Sadly, this happens at every hospital, in every county, in every state, though to varying degrees. If you or a loved one has been hurt because of a doctor's negligence, you may be entitled to reparations. Moreover, your case may help bring attention to a dangerous care center and might prevent other needless injuries and deaths. Please contact us for a free consultation using our online form, or speak directly to one of our attorneys now by calling 1(800)610-2546.

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