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  • Iowa Supreme Court's wrongful death ruling ignites abortion debate

    06/08/2017 8:36:53 AM PDT · by Morgana · 30 replies
    KCRG ^ | June 8, 2017 | Katie Wiedemann, KCRG-TV9 |
    DUBUQUE, Iowa (KCRG TV-9) -- Parents in Iowa can sue for wrongful birth. That first of its kind ruling from the Iowa Supreme Court is stirring up emotions in the abortion debate. Parents in Lee County filed a lawsuit against a Fort Madison hospital and with a gynecologist clinic. They say doctors failed to warn them about abnormalities on their child's ultrasound. Those abnormalities that might have prompted the parents to get an abortion. The case centers on a now 6 year old boy who was born with cerebral palsy and other disabilities that make it unlikely he'll ever walk...
  • My Proposal for Federal Law, State Level Medical Malpractice Systems:

    01/07/2017 11:01:19 AM PST · by Brian Griffin · 38 replies
    Brian Griffin | 1/7/2017 | Brian Griffin
    ENROLLMENT Any state licensed medical practitioner/medical facility who/which: 1. is participating in Medicare and/or Medicaid and/or 2. has EMTALA responsibilities and/or 3. has professionally impacted interstate commerce since enactment and paid a quarterly income tax amount (described below) into the system for a state may enroll in the system for their state and shall have the due process rights of the system for any and all practice/business done in the state after enrollment. FUNDING 1. To process claims and pay economic damages: a. a 10% federal tax on gross participating practitioner obstetric care income and b. a 2% federal tax...
  • Columbia University Students Support FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION, Want Planned Parenthood to FUND

    01/04/2017 5:32:00 AM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 48 replies
    freedomoutpost.com ^ | January 4, 2017 | Pamela Geller
    NEW YORK, January 3: The human rights advocacy group the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) today unveiled an alarming new video, filmed at Columbia University, showing that at Columbia University, an Ivy League school and one of the nation’s foremost centers of higher learning, most students are willing to condone female genital mutilation. AFDI President Pamela Geller noted: “Students were asked if Planned Parenthood should fund and support female genital mutilation (FGM). FGM involves partial or total removal of the clitoris causing injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. It has no health benefits for girls and women,...
  • Transgender Woman Dead After Silicone Injection At Underground Party

    02/03/2015 5:19:00 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 45 replies
    http://losangeles.cbslocal.com ^ | January 29, 2015 | unknown
    SANTA ANA (CBSLA.com) — Santa Ana police are investigating the death of a 40-year -old transgender woman who attended a silicone injection party in December. KNX 1070’s Mike Landa reports the woman is believed to be the latest victim in a nationwide trend of transgender women who want to look more feminine by getting injected with industrial-type silicone through cattle syringes.
  • Clarke D Forsythe describes at length why legal abortion deaths do not make it into CDC....

    01/25/2015 11:27:35 PM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    clinicquotes.com ^ | March 19, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    FULL TITLE: Clarke D Forsythe describes at length why legal abortion deaths do not make it into CDC and other statistics Clarke D Forsythe, in his excellent book Abuse of Discretion: the inside Story of Roe Versus Wade (buy the book on Amazon here) explains at length why legal abortion deaths and injuries do not make it into the published statistics. “Abortion injuries and deaths are washed out of the US public health system through a series of filters. The first filter is the clinics. Clinics do not take responsibility for injuries if they can avoid it. Standard procedure for...
  • Video: abortion clinic workers laugh and joke around after sending woman to the hospital

    01/05/2015 7:25:51 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    Clinic Quotes ^ | November 8, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    In October 2011 an ambulance pulled up to Affiliated Medical Services to bring a woman to the hospital. Pro-lifers on the scene videotape the ambulance leaving, and then recorded a group of clinic workers laughing and joking around outside the clinic after sending the woman to the hospital. They showed a shocking disregard to her condition. You would think that if a woman was injured, perhaps severely, the clinic workers would be concerned and subdued. But they show that they are not concerned at all about the woman’s welfare. I do not know how severely injured the woman was or...
  • Laminaria discovered in woman’s uterus 8 years after abortion

    01/03/2015 4:53:41 PM PST · by Morgana · 13 replies
    saynsumthn's blog ^ | January 2, 2015 | saynsumthn
    A December 2002 court case summary published in OBG MANAGEMENT revealed that laminaria was left inside a woman who had an abortion eight years prior. The case from the Westchester County (NY) Supreme Court, accused a doctor working for the abortion clinic of inserting the laminaria into her uterus rather than her cervix causing her to be in pain for years. From the report: A 19-year-old female presented to a womanÂ’s center for an abortion. On the first day of the 2-day procedure, the physician inserted 3 laminaria into the patientÂ’s vagina in order to stretch the cervix. The following...
  • Poor care at VA hospitals cost 1,000 veterans their lives, report says

    06/24/2014 6:07:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 24, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) $1B in malpractice settlements as horror stories revealed.The problems at Veterans Affairs extend well beyond long wait lists, with a report Tuesday showing the department is plagued with poor care that has cost up to 1,000 veterans their lives and left taxpayers on the hook for nearly $1 billion in malpractice settlements since the beginning of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Some of the problems detailed in the report by Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma are downright ghoulish. They include the case of a former security chief at a New York Veterans Affairs medical center whom the FBI...
  • Doctors in Union Sick Note Scam Contend Street Corner Exams Better Than Office Visits

    02/09/2012 12:00:18 PM PST · by bigbob · 27 replies
    MacIver Institute ^ | 2-9-12 | MacIver News Service
    Doctors who handed out sick notes to protesters while on the corner of Mifflin and Hamilton streets last year claim protestors received more thorough examinations on the street in public than they would have at an office visit. This revelation was discoverd in an examination of documents obtained by the MacIver News Service through an open records request. The Medical Examining Board issued reprimands to seven doctors in October, who had given hundreds of sick notes to protesters last February so they wouldn’t get in trouble for skipping work. The MacIver News Service was the first to report on the...
  • Santorum pushed to limit malpractice awards but sought larger payout for wife

    01/29/2012 8:55:44 PM PST · by red flanker · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 27, 2012 | Carol D. Leonnig
    On the campaign trail, GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum says he will push to limit payments to victims in medical malpractice lawsuits, which he blames for unnecessarily driving up health-care costs. And over the course of his two decades in politics, he repeatedly spoke in favor of capping such awards. But Santorum testified in support of his wife when she filed a medical malpractice suit in 1999 that sought $500,000, twice the cap in his 1994 legislative proposal. Karen Santorum claimed that a Fairfax chiropractor had left her with a permanent back injury that probably would result in a lifetime...
  • National medical malpractice reform could boost Obamacare

    06/23/2011 10:09:17 AM PDT · by A Strict Constructionist · 8 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | John Baker
    Lawyers for states challenging the constitutionality of Obamacare must privately think that with friends like House Republicans, they need not worry about enemies in the Justice Department. Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2011/06/22/how-national-medical-malpractice-reform-could-boost-obamacare/#ixzz1Q7RJVJZb
  • "Sick" WI teachers getting Doctor notes at protest saying they were sick...

    02/19/2011 9:53:49 AM PST · by macquire · 185 replies · 1+ views
    Can unions & teachers sink any lower?
  • Medical Journal Bias on Guns

    10/18/2010 1:37:37 PM PDT · by JohnRLott · 30 replies · 2+ views
    National Review Online ^ | October 18, 2010 | John R. Lott Jr.
    Medical journals are not always the objective, purely scientific publications we might think that they are. Their editors have increasingly strayed into politics at the expense of scientific accuracy. For example, the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine has over the last few months published a number of extremely biased and poorly done studies on gun control. One of the articles, written by Garen Wintemute, Anthony Braga, and David Kennedy, makes the case for extending background checks to the private transfers of guns, arguing that “perhaps the principal reason for the well-documented failure of the Brady Act to lower rates...
  • Colorado To Allow Nurses To Give Anesthesia

    09/27/2010 9:39:19 PM PDT · by george76 · 40 replies
    ch 7 ^ | September 27, 2010 | Wayne Harrison
    Colorado has joined 15 other states in allowing advanced-practice nurses to administer anesthesia without a doctor's supervision. Anesthesiologists fought the proposal, saying it would put lives at risk
  • Police shut down California street as Octomum Nadya Suleman holds yard sale

    09/27/2010 8:27:15 AM PDT · by Frantzie · 52 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 9-27-2010 | David Gardner
    Octomum Nadya Suleman held a yard sale on Saturday in a desperate attempt to raise enough money to keep a roof over the heads of her 14 children. The sale drew a crowd of more than 150 people and police were forced to shut off her street in La Habra, California, because more kept arriving. Miss Suleman, 35, is reportedly more than a month behind on her mortgage payments and says she is facing foreclosure. But she insist she has turned down lucrative offers to strip off for Playboy or to appear in an adult movie .
  • More Charges against Dangerous New Jersey Abortionist

    09/23/2010 2:39:34 PM PDT · by topher · 3 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | September 23, 2010 | By Thaddeus M. Baklinski
    Thursday September 23, 2010 More Charges against Dangerous New Jersey Abortionist By Thaddeus M. BaklinskiPISCATAWAY, New Jersey, September 23, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The New Jersey attorney general's office has filed documents containing new accusations against Dr. Steven Brigham, saying he violated standards of care for two women seeking abortions at his clinics. In one case Brigham allegedly performed an abortion on a 35-year-old woman from Canada who was 33 weeks pregnant and whose child was reportedly diagnosed with Down syndrome.New Jersey law requires doctors performing late-term abortions (after 21 weeks gestation) to seek permission from the state medical board and...
  • Cops confirm that, at bottom, patient stitched

    08/19/2010 1:13:32 PM PDT · by GQuagmire · 47 replies · 1+ views
    english.eastday.com ^ | 2010-08-19 07:30 | Eastday Staff
    Police in southern Shenzhen City confirmed a patient's claim that her anus had been sewn by a midwife suspected of taking revenge during the patient's labor because she failed to receive a good tip.
  • Whistle-Blowing Nurse Is Acquitted in Texas

    02/11/2010 11:46:03 AM PST · by freespirited · 26 replies · 1,259+ views
    NY Slimes ^ | 02/11/10 | Kevin Sack
    A jury in West Texas took less than an hour Thursday to acquit a nurse who had been charged with a felony after anonymously complaining to the state medical board that a doctor at her hospital was practicing unsafe medicine. The prosecution had ignited deep concern among health care workers and advocates for whistle-blowers about the potential chilling effect of a conviction. After a four-day trial, the jury in Andrews, Tex., acquitted the nurse, Anne E. Mitchell, who had worked at Winkler County Memorial Hospital in Kermit, Tex., for 25 years. Mrs. Mitchell, 52, and Vickilyn Galle, 54, a co-worker...
  • Tort Reformed

    09/23/2009 4:53:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies · 1,093+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 23, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Litigation: The Founding Fathers envisioned the states as laboratories for ideas and choices. If the administration needs a demonstration project for successful tort reform, it need look no further than Mississippi. When President Obama said during his health care speech to Congress that he would "look into" malpractice reform and support "demonstration projects" at the state level, Gov. Haley Barbour of Mississippi, a Republican, responded: "If they want a demonstration project, come down to Mississippi. I'll show you a demonstration project." Mississippi enacted tort reform in 2004, including caps on medical malpractice awards. As a result, the number of medical...
  • In Gesture of Bipartisanship, President Obama to Discuss Medical Malpractice Reform Tonight

    09/09/2009 2:57:15 PM PDT · by MrLegalReform · 39 replies · 1,125+ views
    ABC News ^ | 2009-09-09 | Jake Tapper
    But today, the White House indicated that as a gesture of bipartisanship, President Obama would discuss malpractice reform. “The president is going to talk about the downside of what many doctors have told him is the practicing of defensive medicine, where doctors because they are worried about this order more and more tests in order to make sure that they don't get sued,” Gibbs said on CNN. “That costs our system billions and billions of dollars every year.”