Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding partner
USA Today reports that according to actor Dennis Quaid, "When a crash happens,
it’s so public. … No one is going to fly on their airplanes
unless they have that trust." Yet, "when a mistake occurs in
a hospital, the public might never hear about it. Although an estimated
100,000 Americans die each year because of medical errors, their deaths
are scattered over thousands of hospitals, ‘where people die anyway,’
Quaid said. ‘It doesn’t get the same type of attention.’"
USA Today says that since "Quaid’s 10-day-old twins were twice
given an adult dose of the blood thinner heparin," he "has become
the self-described ‘frontman’ for a campaign to improve patient
care with the implementation of ‘safe practices’ as simple
as hand-washing and the use of technologies such as bar codes to match
medications to patients."
It’s wonderful that Mr. Quiad is speaking out for hospital safety
and patients. The best way to keep costs down is to improve health care.
By avoiding medical errors, people will be healthier. It’s sound
business, and more especially, it’s the ethical thing to do.
Do you have any questions about this post?
About the author:
Mr. Zambri is a Past-President of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington,
D.C. He has been acknowledged by
Washingtonian magazine as a "Big Gun" and among the "top 1%" of all of the more than 80,000 lawyers in the Washington metropolitan area.
The magazine also acknowledges him as
"one of Washington’s best–most honest and effective lawyers" who specializes in medical malpractice matters, product liability claims,
and serious automobile accident claims. Mr. Zambri has also been repeatedly
named a "Super Lawyer" by
Law and Politics magazine–a national publication that honors the top lawyers in America.
Mr. Zambri is regularly asked to present seminars to lawyers and doctors,
as well as both medical and law students concerning medication errors,
medical malpractice litigation, and safety improvements.
If you have any questions about your legal rights, please email
Mr. Zambri at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 202-822-1899.