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Jerry H. Trachtman

Preventable Hospital Deaths Increasing

From the Legal Edge: Stunning Rise in Preventable Hospital Deaths Revealed in New Study It was only 14 years ago that an attention grabbing report dubbed “To Err is Human” said that 98,000 people were dying each year from preventable […]

Jerry H. Trachtman

Minimizing the Risks of General Anesthesia in Surgery

According to a study reported in Anesthesiology (April, 2009), the journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, between 1999 and 2005 there were 2,211 anesthesia-related deaths in the United States. Of those deaths, almost half (47%) were the result of general anesthesia overdose.