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What to do when medical errors occur
What to do when medical errors occur

A new documentary airing on HBO highlights the ongoing medical crisis facing patients in the United States. The expose follows one man's journey to discover information surrounding his mother's care. His mother underwent hip surgery, which led to a coma and subsequent ...

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