Of Medical Errors and Airplane Accidents

Dr. Marty Makary has a good piece in the Wall Street Journal comparing the harm caused to society by medical errors and airplane accidents.  He says medicine needs to follow the practices put in place by aviation to reduce the amount of medical errors.  In short, medicine needs to do a better job of learning from mistakes and encouraging greater transparency and accountability when dealing with medical errors.



About Bill Cadigan

WILLIAM J. CADIGAN is principal in the Law Office of William J. Cadigan, P.C. located in Chicago, Illinois. Before starting his own firm, Bill Cadigan was a member of the Health Industry Group of the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld L.L.P.
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