August 21, 2012

Federal officials who are monitoring efforts at Dallas’s Parkland Memorial Hospital to turn the facilities less than stellar safety record around gave a poor review of the facility recently. According to The Dallas Morning News, the most recent write-up included reports of several serious medical errors that included a botched surgery, medication mistakes, and failed emergency care.

Officials stated that the hospital’s management failed to disclose the errors in a recent compliance report that was made public two weeks ago. The hospital rebutted that it did not list the mistakes out of fear of medical malpractice lawsuits.

Safety inspectors went on to say that they felt upper management’s inability to properly lead the turnaround was partially to blame for the continuing mistakes. In response, the chief medical officer of the hospital, Dr. John Jay Shannon, was removed from his position and two interim turnaround specialists were added to the hospital’s Board of Directors. Safety monitors also criticized the work of interim CEO, Dr. Thomas Royer, saying, “Additional interim changes may be necessary” for the position.

The drug injury lawyers with Ferrer Poirot Feller Daniel know how frustrating being hurt by the negligence of medical staff overseeing you or loved one’s care can be. This is why the firm would urge anyone who has been negatively affected by the care of a medical professional to discuss your case with a qualified attorney.