April 23, 2010
The nagging and largely solvable problem of hospital-acquired infections remains as resistant to cure as the germs that contribute to an estimated 100,000 deaths a year, according to an annual government study issued Tuesday.
Despite a renewed focus on prevention and threats of governmental sanctions, hospitals continue to see increased rates of post-operative bloodstream infections and catheter-associated urinary tract infections, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality reported. The rates increased by 8 percent for bloodstream infections and 4 percent for urinary tract infections over the year before.
A 49-year-old Denver man has filed a lawsuit against a Catholic religious order claiming a priest molested him repeatedly while he attended a seminary in Denver in 1976.
The man, identified as John Doe in the suit filed in Denver County District Court on Tuesday, said he was sexually abused by Father Mark Matson, who was the rector of St. Andrew’s Seminary in Glendale.
Read Article: Denver Post.Com
R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., the second-biggest U.S. cigarette maker, must pay $46.3 million to the widow of a Florida man who died from lung cancer in 1995, a Florida jury decided yesterday.
Six state-court jurors in Gainesville voted unanimously in favor of the widow of Frank Townsend, who started smoking at age 13 or 14, according to Greg Prysock, who represented Lyantie Townsend in the case.
Read Article: Bloomberg.Com
When Kenneth “Ryan” Irby went to sleep at University Medical Center on May 8, 2007, he thought his surgeon was going to perform a biopsy on his right testicle and remove it only if it was cancerous.
When Irby, 23, woke up, he assumed the testicle was cancerous because it was gone.
He even shook the doctor’s hand and thanked him for saving his life.
During a follow-up appointment a week later, an intern told him the news: The biopsy
was negative – he didn’t have cancer.
Read Article: AZ StarNet.Com
A state employee who was seriously injured in the February suicide plane attack on the Echelon building in Northwest Austin is suing the pilot’s estate.
Shane Hill received second-degree burns over 20 to 25 percent of his body in the fiery crash and explosion on February 18 when Joseph Stack deliberately flew his plane into the building, killing himself and IRS worker Vernon Hunter.
Read Article: Kvue.Com
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