Patient Safety Resource Center

Helping to create a safer medical system and improve systems and products is at the heart of what we do at Lubin & Meyer. To that end, below we feature information and resources to raise awareness of some of the dangerous practices and system failures that our medical malpractice lawyers, through their work, help to improve.

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Medical Errors

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29 Mistakes That Should Never Happen In A Hospital, But Do

Tracking 29 medical errors that should never happen in a hospital. Updated with the latest data on Massachusetts Serious Reportable Events (SREs) — as tracked and reported by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
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How To Report A Medical Error

Despite having a reputation as the home of some of the best medical care in the nation, Massachusetts is also the home to a host of medical mistakes. When is a bad medical experience considered medical malpractice, and how do you report a medical error?


Maternal Health

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Lifesaving Tips for Safer Childbirth

What Expectant Mothers Need To Know To Properly Advocate for Themselves During Pregnancy

While the vast majority of deliveries occur without emergency situations, it is important for all expectant families to know the risks that exist for mothers surrounding childbirth — high blood pressure, preeclampsia, excessive bleeding, blood clotting and stroke — and how best to communicate with your obstetrician and delivery team about how to manage these risks.


Dangerous Doctors

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Is the Board of Registration in Medicine Protecting Doctors Above Patients?

Attorney Andrew Meyer talks with Sue O'Connell about criticism of the Massachusetts Board of Medicine which does little to discipline doctors with a record of multiple medical malpractice lawsuits.
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Medical Malpractice Lawyer Andrew Meyer

Who Will Save Us From Dangerous Doctors?

Attorney Andrew Meyer is featured prominently in the Boston Magazine exposé "The Secret Truth About Boston Doctors," where he calls out the Massachusetts medical board for failing to protect patients from bad doctors.



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Raising Awareness of the Number 1 Killer in Hospitals

Sepsis is the body’s extreme response to an infection. It is life-threatening, and without timely treatment, sepsis can rapidly cause tissue damage, organ failure, and death. Learn more about sepsis, the leading cause of death in U.S. hospitals, in this post on our Patient Safety Blog.
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Gallbladder Surgery

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When Gallbladder Surgery Goes Wrong

While laparoscopic gallbladder surgery is a less invasive outpatient surgery with a faster recovery than open gallbladder surgery, it still carries grave risks when the standard of care is not followed. Read more on our Patient Safety Blog.
What you should know about gallbladder surgery...