→ Something went wrong during medical treatment
→ Someone you love died during or after surgery
→ Your gut instinct tells you something’s not right
→ Can’t get a straight answer
Sound familiar? Most likely an “adverse event” occurred — medical jargon for mistake — and the lies have already commenced.
The medical merry-go-round
Find you’re being bounced around the system from hospital to health department, to health commission to medical regulator?
Hospital heavies stalled handing over information you’re entitled to have then got their lawyers on to you when you wouldn’t go away?
Driven up the wall trying to get answers you then contacted your Member of Parliament who acted like a postman and passed your letter along to someone else?
It’s the 3-D experience: Disaster↔Dishonesty↔Deceit← Smothering-up patient deaths and lying to your face is just the start of their moral turpitude.
The medical error epidemic
Hundreds of thousands of Australians are adversely affected by medical error each year; thousands die — killed that is — unnecessarily. This creates demands for our specialised expertise, which never lets up.
Whilst investigating cases, reporting medical treatment deaths to coroners and criminal behaviour to police, monitoring error-prone hospitals, exposing medical disasters, hospital scandals and government cover-ups in media exposés, we receive thousands of emails and just as many documents.
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Seizing the upper hand
The people who run Medical Error Action Group know the system inside out, all the pitfalls, and all the advantages to put you in a superior position. They understand your plight, loss, frustration and outrage. It is why Medical Error Action Group was founded. The key to getting on top of your medical matter is being organised.
Being informed is imperative
You need to devote time and energy to take on medical practitioners, hospitals and state/territory governments and health departments, and be prepared to do the hard slog. Being informed and knowing what’s ahead is vital. Keep in mind no one will be more interested in your medical event than you.