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Journalists release shocking rates of childbirth complications in hospitals across the U.S.

The U.S. has the highest maternal mortality rate of any developed country in the world (1). There are myriad reasons for this devastating fact, one of which is that hospitals across the country can be terribly unprepared for maternal emergencies. In a recent USA Today story, journalists examined billing records from seven million births in…

A teen is left with brain damage after nurses fail to react to her huge loss of blood and change in vital signs; hospital then pressures grieving parents to remove daughter from life support

Jahi McMath underwent routine surgery to remove her tonsils and adenoids. After surgery, nurses failed to pay proper attention to Jahi’s vital signs and react to excessive blood loss. Jahi’s mother had to scream for help, but when the physicians arrived, Jahi’s heart stopped beating and she had to be resuscitated. Jahi’s brain was deprived of oxygen and the hospital has delcared her to be brain dead.