MA ’alarm fatigue’ suit settled
The family of a man who died at Massachusetts General Hospital when nurses did not respond to alarms on his cardiac monitor—a death that focused national attention on the dangers of "alarm fatigue" among hospital staff—settled its case against the hospital for $850,000. Mass. General and the patient's family reached an agreement in May, but the private settlement was never filed in court and the parties have not discussed it publicly until now. “Much to Mass. General’s credit, they recognized the error and tried to do right by the family,” said their lawyer, Boston attorney Andrew Meyer. "They are in good faith trying to prevent the problem from occurring in the future. The family was appreciative."
- Interventional Radiology No Longer a Sub-Specialty
- NFP Hospitals' Revenue Growth at 'All-Time Low'
- Acute Kidney Injury Gets New Focus
- Transforming Cancer Care
- Half of All Primary Care, Internal Medicine Jobs Unfilled in 2013
- mHealth Tackles Readmissions
- Evidence-Based Practice and Nursing Research: Avoiding Confusion
- CNO Leads $1M Charge for New Scrubs, Uniforms
- Sharp HealthCare Leaves Pioneer ACO Program
- MA an Insurance Proving Ground for Providers