An article by the Ocala Star Banner titled: “
Advocacy group hopes to raise awareness about ending medical mishaps” highlights a patient safety advocacy group’s commitment to
bringing serious medical negligence issues to the forefront.
Mothers against Medical Errors (MAME) wants to raise the issue of patient
advocacy to help prevent mishaps and empower victims. Through education,
they hope to pressure the medical community at large to address serious
patient safety issues. Their hope is that this action will improve medical
practices and standards nationwide. Some medical negligence cases the
group cites are: drug administration errors,
misdiagnosis and missed or ignored symptoms.
“I’m hoping we can move the needle (of public opinion) incrementally
about the issue of patient safety,” said Kim Sandstrom, who founded
the local MAME group in 2005 after losing her 25-year-old pregnant daughter
to post-gall stone surgery complications.
We couldn’t be bigger advocates for education and awareness about
medical negligence. You have to know your rights. As Oregon and Washington
injury attorneys, we fight hard for victim’s rights day in and day
out. If you suspect you or a loved one suffered an injury due to improper
medical care, we invite you to contact our office to consult with one
of our Portland, Oregon-based
personal injury lawyers about your case.