medical malpractice

Infant’s Death Inflames Health-Care Tensions

The death of a 12-day-old infant in an incubator at a Fujian hospital has fanned already widespread public distrust of China’s healthcare system. From Shangjing Li at China Real Time Report: Hospital authorities and the...

Mainland Justice Blind to Plight of the Powerless

Shanghai resident Lu Weiming and his wife blame a local waste collection station for their son’s disability and their daughter’s death. South China Morning Post reports the couple’s repeated legal defeats in...

Hospital in China Fends Off Angry Mob

Professional mourners have long been a part of funerals in China. Now, the bereaved can also hire mobs of pitchfork-wielding protesters to add teeth to demands for compensation, while beseiged hospital staff are taking up arms...

China Accused of Selling Bad Vaccines

A report by well-known investigative journalist Wang Keqin has shed light on the mishandling of vaccines which has rendered them ineffective or dangerous. From the New York Times: Mr. Chen said that the center, which is part of...

Beijing’s Poor Visit Illegal Clinics

The BBC reports on illegal medical clinics set up on the outskirts of Beijing set up to serve migrant workers and the poor: The clinic we visited, in the village of Jinzhan, had been open only for 10 days, according to the man...

Baby in China Dies While Doctor Plays Online Game

In Nanjing, a 5-month-old baby has died due to a doctor’s prioritizing online games over his hospital duties. The doctor has since been fired. From Associated Press: A 5-month-old baby died in a hospital amid pleas for...

Hefty Medical Bills Bought Kids’ Deaths – News Probe/CCTV

An Oct. 16 program of CCTV’s News Probe (Chinese) tells a story about devastated parents, some of whom sold all their property and ran into big debts to come up with hefty bills for as much as 900,000 yuan ($11,000) to treat their little kids’ thalassemia (Âú∞‰∏≠ʵ∑Ë¥´Ë°ÄÁóá) at Guangzhou Zhujiang Hospital (ÂπøÂ∑ûÁè†Ê±üÂåªÈô¢). They were among […]

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