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USA Today Investigation Incites Concerns About VA Hiring Practices

USA today recently released the results of an investigation into some pretty questionable hiring practices by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital system. The VA has knowingly hired multiple clinicians with extremely problematic employment histories. One example is neurosurgeon John Harry Schneider, who was hired despite over a dozen malpractice suits against him –…

Maternal Mortality in the United States

The likelihood of a woman dying from pregnancy or childbirth-related causes in the United States is higher than that of a woman in any other developed nation. Currently, the rate of maternal mortality (estimated at 26 out of 100,000 live births[1]) is almost six times what it is in Scandinavia (2). It is higher even…

National Survey Reveals 21% of Americans Have Personally Experienced a Medical Error

The IHI/NPSF Lucian Leape Institute and NORC at the University of Chicago recently released the results of a survey on medical errors, with a nationally-representative sample of over 2,500 American adults. Distressingly, 21% of their participants reported having personally experienced a medical error, and 31% had been involved in the care of a family member…

The “Michigan Model” for Responding to Medical Errors

The University of Michigan medical system, Michigan Medicine, is a pioneer in reforming hospitals’ responses to patient harm. Read more about the “Michigan Model” and how it has impacted policies across the country. What Is the Michigan Model for Responding to Medical Malpractice? When patients are harmed during treatment, medical professionals are often reluctant to…

Recovering After Birth Trauma: Where to Start

The diagnosis of a birth injury following childbirth is understandably shocking and painful for new parents. Many parents don’t expect lingering emotional pain after the fact. However, many new parents do feel these emotions; according to an article on HealthyChildren.org. Parents commonly experience anger, guilt, fear, loss, and powerlessness after learning that their newborn requires…

Jesse Reiter of Reiter & Walsh, P.C. Sponsors the University of Michigan’s Mott Golf Classic

On June 6th, 2016, Jesse Reiter of Reiter & Walsh, P.C. had the pleasure of sponsoring the Mott Golf Classic again! The firm’s sponsorship goes towards supporting University of Michigan’s Children’s Hospital programs. Senior Attorney Rebecca Walsh attended the event, noting, “It was a beautiful day for the outing this year. It was great to…