Ellen Flynn Publications

Alarming Statistics Over a decade ago, the Institute of Medicine (“IOM”) estimated that preventable medical errors annually cost the American economy between $17 Billion and $29 Billion in lost income and household production, disability, and medical expenses. The IOM further estimated that as many as 98,000 Americans died each year from preventable medical errors in the nation’s hospitals. In 2010, …

Nursing Home Neglect Remains an Issue Despite Regulations The case of Sylvie, who died because of an infection which developed while she was in the care of a nursing home, is a reminder of dangers of nursing home neglect. Under the Maryland regulations, nursing homes must be open to inspection by the Secretary of Health or any agency designated by …

Growth of medical spa business has led to increasing regulation A booming medical spa industry suggests that patients are wooed by the spa-like environment for body transforming surgeries, apparently assuming that health care providers would still comply with the basic surgical safety standards. Unfortunately, the medical spas of Maryland were not closely regulated until recently, and not all of the …