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Philadelphia Hospital Under Fire for Pediatric Surgery Deaths

st. christopher's hospital for children under fire for child surgery deathsReaders of the Lopez McHugh blog will recall our coverage of St. Mary’s Medical Center in Florida. The hospital, owned by Tenet Healthcare Corp., was the subject of an investigation and statistical analysis by a Johns Hopkins cardiac surgery professor.

That analysis showed that the hospital had a pediatric cardiothoracic surgery mortality rate that was three times the national average. Once CNN reported on the analysis ...

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Boy Fights for Life After Math Error Leads to Chemo Overdose

philadelphia boy given chemotherapy overdoseWhen a poisoning takes place, immediate action is often the difference between life and death. Seconds matter as antidotes must be found and an effort is made to make the poison less harmful to the victim.

In some cases, however, no antidote exists. With all of our medical knowledge and understanding of the human body, there are times when there is simply nothing that can be done. The blow has been dealt and ...

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