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So You’ve Become a Patient Safety Statistic – Now What?

Six recommended steps to take if you’ve suffered harm in a medical facility.

by Marshall Allen
ProPublica, March 26, 2014, 12 p.m.
This post, originally published on Sept. 18, 2012, has been updated.

I often speak to people who have become victims of patient harm. They, or maybe a loved one, went to the hospital, nursing home or doctor’s office and suffered a preventable injury, infection or medical error. Many times they’re seriously disabled. Or they’re calling me because their family member or loved one was killed.