Each year, in the United States, millions of patients are harmed while receiving care in hospitals. They get infections, experience adverse reactions to drugs, develop dangerous bed sores, or come down with pneumonia from the very ventilators meant to help them breathe

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In the US, patients harmed during medical care have few avenues for redress. The Danes chose to forget about fault and focus on what’s fair

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When Charles Thompson checked into the hospital one July morning in 2011, he expected a standard colonoscopy. He never anticipated how wrong things would go.

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John Collinge, a professor of neurology at University College London who was the study’s lead author, emphasized that the observational study focused on a small group of people who were unwittingly infected with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) when they were given contaminated human-derived growth hormone as children

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Brain plaques may have been seeded by contaminated hormone extracts from cadavers

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Surgery involving robots is far from perfect, according to a new study of death rates during medical procedures involving robotic equipment and techniques

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Avoid IVF mix-ups. “Clinics are often working with several patients at once, and mistakes are made,” says Carme Nogués

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