Colorado Law Blog

Medical Malpractice

Important Tips to Help Prevent Medical Errors From Happening to You

There are an estimated 44,000 to 98,000 people that die in U.S. hospitals each year as a result of medical errors. Medical errors are one of the Nation’s foremost reasons of death along with car accidents, breast cancer and AIDS.

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New Colorado law will show doctor’s malpractice history online

A new state law called The Michael Skolnik Medical Transparency Act requires doctors moving to Colorado, and soon all doctors, to disclose any medical malpractice judgments on a website.

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Former Employee at Porter Adventist Hospital Sentenced for Patient Contact

On Thursday, December 20th, Ralph Vincent Martin was sentenced to 60 days in jail for unlawful sexual contact with a patient at Porter Adventist Hospital in Denver.

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Denver Health Medical Center Cited for Death at Denver Jail

On February 19, 2006, 24-year-old Emily Rice was in a drunken-driving crash which caused her spleen to rupture and liver slashed. Rice later bled to death in her Denver cell.

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Rocky Mountain News Misses the Point – Again

A seemingly innocuous proposed bill has recently come under attack by our very own Rocky Mountain News. Senate Bill 248 is a bill that will exponentially help consumers and the medical community. It’s aimed at education and informed choice in the realm of medical malpractice insurance. SB 248 allows for a hearing in front of…

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Mom Rises Above Grief to Make Colorado a Safer Place

By all accounts Patricia Skolnik is an amazing mother and woman. In 2004, Ms. Skolnik lost her son, Michael, due to medical negligence. Despite her earth shattering grief, Ms. Skolnik was determined to ensure that Colorado citizens are protected from the very real possibility that either they or one of their family members may be…

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