Sunday, August 9, 2009

Dead By Mistake

That was the "above the fold" headline on the front page of today's Albany Times-Union. It headlined a series of stories that detailed the 2,000,000 deaths that have occurred during the past 10 years as a result of preventable medical errors. Because this was a national investigative piece by Hearst newspapers, similar headlines appeared in all of its 14 daily papers, including the all-important San Francisco Chronicle (Speaker Pelosi's hometown paper). The articles are comprehensive, compelling and contain no anti-lawsuit, anti-lawyer or anti-consumer bias or inuendo. I believe that they are the most helpful national articles that ever been written about medical errors and their impact that have ever been written.

As part of the series, Hearst has even created a webpage www.deadbymistake.com

Check it out, very interesting.

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