You could fill a baseball stadium many times over with the number of people who have been harmed while undergoing medical treatment each year. And that's why we're investigating the state of patient safety in the U.S. If you or a loved one has suffered patient harm, you can help inform and guide our reporting by filling out the form below. It asks quite a few questions, but please don't be intimidated. Just do your best to summarize your story and one of us will follow up if we have additional questions. We promise we'll keep your information confidential unless you give us permission to share it.
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Telling a patient about another doctor’s medical error can mean losing business or suffering retribution. Now, some physicians are looking for ways to break the code of silence.
An updated estimate says it could be at least 210,000 patients a year – more than twice the number in the Institute of Medicine’s frequently quoted report, “To Err is Human.”
Since the mysterious death of Linda Carswell’s husband, a Texas hospital has kept his heart on ice. This week, an appeals court lifted an order blocking Carswell’s family from retrieving it.
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