A Passionate Thank You
“I just want to thank all who have liked my [Facebook] page throughout the year of 2015 and the recent ones. It was created to help you stay in the know and to help me release the frustration I have for the lack of monitoring my father received in ICU. There's no way I should have found him unresponsive in ICU, an area of the hospital that should have ALL patients monitored to the max! I'm not sure what 2016 will hold for the lives that are either permanently injured or died from medical negligence . . .” ~ Annette Smith, www.Facebook.com/WhoseWatching/
July is Medical Malpractice Awareness Month
"It's official. Medical Malpractice Awareness Month is recognized in the City of Houston." ~ Deirdre Gilbert-Dickson, National Director, National Medical Malpractice Advocacy Association, www.NMMAA.org/
Get involved in your loved one's hospital stay. . .
“Perhaps it's time for a national patient bill of rights for hospitalized patients,” James wrote. “All evidence points to the need for much more patient involvement in identifying harmful events and participating in rigorous follow-up investigations to identify root causes.” ~ John T James; toxicologist, NASA's Space Center in Texas