Celebrities Arent Immune to Professional                Negligence in Health Care!Professional negligence in health care i...
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Celebrities Aren't Immune to Professional Negligence in Health Care!

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Professional negligence in health care is a serious matter as many doctors, nurses, physicians, psychiatrists and other medical practitioners are alleged in a huge numbers annually due to their malpractices. Professional negligence is itself a crime in health care and it’s hurting the trust of patients on medical practitioners.

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Celebrities Aren't Immune to Professional Negligence in Health Care!

  1. 1. Celebrities Arent Immune to Professional Negligence in Health Care!Professional negligence in health care is not rare at all, it is formally known as medicalmalpractice by a doctor, physician, nurse, medical practitioner etc. Calculating painand suffering seems to be impossible and money damages may not cover all theconsequences of an injury cause by professional negligence in health care industry.There are many examples where precious lives are lost when medical malpractice andnegligence has occurred.Almost 1.5 million patients are victimized annually due to professional negligence inhospitals which results to an estimated 98,000 deaths a year.There has been a thought that only common innocent people get trapped in suchmalfeasant professional negligence by doctors then they have to think again, becausenow I am going to reveal three huge celebrities who have gone through such medicalmalpractice. They are the scariest and heart breaking stories for the world to knowcaused by professional negligence of doctors.Gigantic Celebrity Deaths Due to Professional Negligence in Health care:Michael JacksonThe name itself shows gleam of the music world, a man who’s singing and dancingskills can never be forgotten; he was a legend of 20th Century. But he loses his life at asudden and left the world crying when a number of drugs including Propofol, atranquilizer drug usually used in general surgeries, and two other interrelated drugswere found in autopsy, even though he didn’t need them. Michael Jackson’s physicianis under trial, the case has gone beyond professional negligence and medicalmalpractice and now he is facing a lawsuit charging him over for manslaughter.Anna Nicole SmithThe second example of Hollywood death due to professional negligence in health carewas of Anna Nicole, a super model / actress of glamour world. She got fame for herplayboy cover shoots. But her brutal death left a bruise over professional negligence inhealth care. The investigation proved that she was using 11 different prescriptions that
  2. 2. were prescribed by her psychiatrist. One of the medical news editor said that a doctorwas ultimately responsible for the medication, she puts into her circulation.John RitterThe third person who has been a victim of professional negligence was a PROBLEMCHILD Dad Jhon Ritter, an excellent actor with lots of success at his credit. Ritter wasbest known for his role as Jack Tripper on the sitcom “Three’s Company.” But hepasses away due to medical negligence caused by the doctor’s misdiagnosis as a heartattack and failed to provide proper treatment for the tear in his aorta, which led to hisdeath.Conclusion:These three people were the gems of world of entertainment. No one c an ever forgetthem easily but we have to learn lesson from their wrongful death cases due toprofessional negligence in health care. We need to take precautionary measures forsolving medical malpractice issue. We need to develop strict laws to stop medicalpractitioners for their wrongful malpractice. We need to develop a system where wecan check our doctor’s legitimacy. We need to find out those health care culprits andnab them in medical records so anyone can find them before getting a checkup.References: 1. Dobuzinskis, Alex (2011-03-02). "Trial of Michael Jackson doctor delayed to May". Reuters. Retrieved 2011-03-25. 2. "Jackson death a homicide, criminal charge possible". Reuters. August 28, 2009. 3. One Doctor Prescribed 11 Drugs to Anna Nicole – ABC NEWS – April 5th, 2007 4. Douglas Martin (13 September 2003). "John Ritter, 54, the Odd Man In Threes Company, Is Dead". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-03-17. 5. "Charles Ornstein" (2008-01-24). "Ritters family says he didnt have to die". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on 2008-01-27. Retrieved 2008-02- 29.

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