Medical Malpractice Basics Medical malpractice is a serious problem in the U.S. In fact, it is now the third leading cause of death following heart disease and cancer, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association. Experts estimate that medical errors kill approximately 200,000 Americans annually. In 2012, over $3 billion was expended in…

Medical error and patient death have become a far too common pairing. A new study released by the Department of Surgery at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD, has placed medical error as the third leading cause of death in the U.S., claiming over 251,000 victims per year. Published on May 3,…

A former Delaware Ohio home health aide was sentenced yesterday to five years in prison for the rape of a sister of a developmentally disabled client that he was caring for. Abulay Nian was employed by Atlas Home Health, now defunct. Nian had a prior record but was nonetheless employed by Atlas. A DNA swab…

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