Corine Mogenis was invited to be an expert on the panel in an online discussion about Medical Errors orchestrated by the Harvard Physician/Attorney Matthew H. H. Young, MD, Esq. and in conjunction with the New England Journal of Medicine.
This online discussion will continue from March 2nd – March 10th.
The panel and forum is composed of attorneys from both ends of medical malpractice litigation, Paralegals, Patient Advocates, Physicians from Harvard and numerous reputable medical institutions, medical policy makers, nurses, Patient Safety Organization Leaders, and even victims of medical malpractice. The purpose of this discussion is to openly communicate about medical errors, their cause, what can be done to prevent them, how parts of the system need to change to benefit all involved and many other areas surrounding this topic. Questions are posed and experts answer and discuss with the others who participate in the conversation. The goal is for all to have a better understanding of the differing positions, and to walk away with insight and knowledge to assist them in doing better in their area of expertise.
Dr. Young is also on a personal mission to assist victims of malpractice in obtaining the best attorneys to help them with their potential cases in their respective states, as well as vowing to assist those in need of medical experts for these cases as well through his contacts and connections. Matthew started this journey after his father became the unfortunate victim of an act of malpractice.
These forums attract thousands of viewers beside those conducting the panel discussion.
Expectedly, this proposition was met with some resistance by the medical community. First receiving the permission to begin and then being shut down by certain members of the medical profession who oversee these discussions. After debate by Mr. Young, as well as Marshall Allen from ProPublica Patient Safety, the medical experts agreed that trying to discuss the issues openly and come to resolve might be better than running away and shutting it down in silence. We can all hope that this will accomplish even a small step in the medical, legal and patient safety communities and their understanding of each other’s concerns on this topic.