Alicia, an actress who played a doctor in this public health ad, is a Survivor of Necrotizing Fasciitis, which she contracted following routine surgery at a top rated hospital in August of 2006. Following her motherâ€™s discovery of a black dot on Aliciaâ€™s stomach, she was thrust into a barrage of tests, drugs and six more surgeries to save her life and possible amputation of her left leg.
- Call Kurtis Investigates: Cosmetic Surgeon Accused of Leaving Patients Deformed Source: CBS Sacramento (Thursday November 1, 2012)
Patients say they were left deformed, even paralyzed at the hands of a Rocklin gynecologist turned cosmetic surgeon, a CBS13 Call Kurtis investigation has revealed.
- Prostate Patients Suffer as Money Overwhelms Best Therapy Source: Bloomberg (Monday November 5, 2012)
Bloomberg’s Kevin Thrash reports on some urologists in Monterey County, California, who are being investigated by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for possibly putting profits ahead of patients.
- North Valley dentist arrested for sex crime Source: CBS 47 (Wednesday October 31, 2012)
CA dentist arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a patient. The CA Department of Consumers Affairs website allows you to looking into a dentist’s history before going to them: http://www2.dca.ca.gov/pls/wllpub/wllqryna$lcev2.startup?p_qte_code=DDS&p_qte_pgm_code=3610
- Flaws found in state consumer protection enforcement Source: OC Register (Friday October 26, 2012)
An Orange County Register investigation has found that the state’s network of 36 consumer protection agencies has systemic flaws that may actually encourage lenient settlements and, ultimately, undermine public safety. A Register analysis of three years of enforcement proceedings found that three of the state’s key health care boards agreed to penalties below their own recommendations in dozens of cases where patients had been killed or permanently injured.
- Spore Wars C.diff series Source: Center for Health Reporting (Monday October 15, 2012)
Center for Health Reporting and Stockton Record partner to produce a news series on C.diff, a deadly hospital infection.
- Concerns Raised Over California's Gap in C. Difficile Reporting Source: California Healthline (Monday October 15, 2012)
Patient advocates are raising concerns about a gap in California’s public reporting of cases of Clostridium difficile, which has become one of the most deadly types of infections in the U.S., the Stockton Record reports.
- Gaps exposed in tracking of C. difficile cases Source: CHCF Center for Health Reporting (Monday October 15, 2012)
This is the second in a three-day series examining Clostridium difficile, a potentially lethal infection gaining a foothold in San Joaquin County and across the country.
- Infection found in hospitals can kill Source: CHCF Center for Health Reporting (Sunday October 14, 2012)
This is the first in a three-day series examining Clostridium difficile, a potentially lethal infection gaining a foothold in San Joaquin County and across the country.
- New blood sought for vanished state infections panel Source: Center for Health Reporting (Tuesday October 9, 2012)
The California Department of Public Health is looking for fresh blood for a new panel, people who want to curb infections that can sicken, maim or even kill hospital patients. If that describes you, the deadline to apply is Oct. 19
- Mom says hospital gave son MRSA; infection spread to entire family Source: Fox (Wednesday October 3, 2012)
California 1-month-old baby gets infected after surgery and it spreads to entire family.