19Jun
Posted by Christina Catedrilla in

No Fees Unless We Recover

The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, which administers the Medicare program, has a policy of not reimbursing hospitals for the costs associated with certain inexcusable medical errors such as surgery on the wrong body part, surgery on the wrong patient, Stage 4 bedsores and certain kinds of infections acquired in a hospital. These are known as “serious reportable events.” This is because these events should never happen. Patients who are victims of “never events” may be entitled to file a medical malpractice claim.