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Medical Malpractice To Be Made Public In Baja

— The majority of medical malpractice complaints in Baja are made against dentists, gynecologists and cosmetic surgeons. But typically, these complaints are settled between lawyers and providers and never made public--that's about to change.

Mexico, especially border cities like Tijuana, have made a big push over the last five years to improve standards of care and medical infrastructure in order to attract patients from the U.S. Despite this, malpractice claims remain common.

"As more and more providers South of the border begin to participate with American-style carriers, they are going to have to bring up their quality of care and provide some degree of quality assurance," said Jeff Album, Vice-President of Public Affairs for dental insurance provider, Delta Dental.

The company provides insurance to Southern California residents who seek care in Baja. "Many of those Mexican providers will have to do some of the office auditing and claims auditing that we do here in the States, and I think that would have to have a positive impact," he said.

Delta Dental is one of a growing number of American insurers who are expanding into Mexican border states. Americans who face medical malpractice in Mexico and aren't represented by an insurer face few protections in either country.

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HarryStreet | September 22, 2011 at 3:34 p.m. ― 2 years, 7 months ago

Who would've thought that corruption would be found in Mexico?

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joshua | November 27, 2011 at 11:40 p.m. ― 2 years, 4 months ago

Medical malpractice is something that the doctor also don't want to commit. This may affect their credibility as a doctor and also the name of the hospital that they are working as a physician.

We may have a big misconception that medical negligence is simple to show whenever something goes wrong. The issue is that a majority of issues such as microbial infectiond and various identified threats usually are not viewed as malpractice most of the time. For additional information concerning how to fnd out when you can sue or not you'll want to look at this information from Mr. Haskell a well known lawyer in Spokane WA who's won a bunch of million dollar legal claims.http://haskellaw.com/article-medical-mistakes-a-primer-on-the-basics-of-medical-malpractice-4

Personally, I don't like this idea that medical malpractice complaints will be put into public. Because by doing this we put the victims into an embarrassing situation especially if their case is something personal. I guess, let the court handle this matter, after all it is the one that decides who are guilty and who are not.

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Sandy | February 1, 2012 at 6:59 a.m. ― 2 years, 2 months ago

I took my child to Tijuana to have orthodontic treatment. Dr. Daniel Cerillo Lara of Tijuana destroyed my childs teeth. My child lost 10 teeth to this man and now needs implants to replace teeth. I dont recommend anyone take there children to this man or any orthodontic dentist in Tijuana. It was not worth the cost to my family.

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Sandy | February 11, 2012 at 7:03 p.m. ― 2 years, 2 months ago

I took my child to Tijuana to have orthodontic treatment. Dr. Daniel Cerrillo Lara of Tijuana Reg. I.M.S.S. A08-79850-10-3 destroyed my childs teeth. My child lost 10 teeth to this man and now needs implants to replace teeth. I dont recommend anyone take there child to this man or any orthodontic dentist in Tijuana. It was not worth the cost to my family. There is no medical malpractice insurance for doctors. There is no way to find out complaints against doctors. There are over 300 complaints of Medical Negligence as of 2011. Tijuana's Procuraduría General de Justicia del Estado de Baja California ( PGJE) needs to investigate and get rid of bad doctors. That would reduce the cases of medical negligence in Tijuana and make a safer community of honest Dental Practices. There is no transparency and it is a great risk as my family found out. Americans are safer getting work done in America, at least you know you have options if Medical Negligence is ever involved..

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Sandy | March 1, 2012 at 7:16 p.m. ― 2 years, 1 month ago

I took my child to Tijuana to have orthodontic treatment. Dr. Daniel Cerrillo Lara of Tijuana Reg. I.M.S.S. A08-79850-10-3 address 10489 - 306 German Gedovius Zona Rio CP 22320 destroyed my childs teeth. My child lost 10 teeth to this man and now needs implants to replace teeth. I dont recommend anyone take there child to this man or any orthodontic dentist in Tijuana. It was not worth the cost to my family. There is no medical malpractice insurance for doctors. There is no way to find out complaints against doctors. There are over 300 complaints of Medical Negligence as of 2011. Tijuana's Procuraduría General de Justicia del Estado de Baja California ( PGJE) needs to investigate and get rid of bad doctors. That would reduce the cases of medical negligence in Tijuana and make a safer community of honest Dental Practices. There is no transparency and it is a great risk as my family found out. Americans are safer getting work done in America, at least you know you have options if Medical Negligence is ever involved..

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Sandy | March 2, 2012 at 5:24 a.m. ― 2 years, 1 month ago

NEGLIGENCIA MEDICA TIJUANA, DR. DANIEL CERILLO LARA Mi hijo fue dañado por un ortodoncista en Tijuana doctor Daniel Cerrillo Lara Reg. IMSS A08-79850-10-3 alemán Gedovius No.10489-306 Zona Río Tijuana .. Me tomó dos de mis hijos a este médico en el año 2005 para el tratamiento de ortodoncia. Mis hijos tenían 15 años y mayores de 13 años al comienzo del tratamiento. Él dejó a mi hijo con daños permanentes en los dientes superiores 6-11 Y 22-27 daño a los dientes de los dientes inferiores. Todos estos dientes están cayendo 7,8,9,10. Ahora mi hijo necesita implantes para sustituir los dientes. Me informó que el doctor PGJE en Feb.10-2012 y la oficina envió a nuestra familia a CAME. El médico se reunirán en esta oficina en Feb.24-2012 a las 11:00 horas para explicar su negligencia médica. Necesito ayuda para decirle a la comunidad de Tijuana acerca de este médico y su negligencia médica grave

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Sandy | March 3, 2012 at 2:48 a.m. ― 2 years, 1 month ago

NEGLIGENCIA MEDICA TIJUANA, DR. DANIEL CERILLO LARA
Mi hijo fue dañado por un ortodoncista en Tijuana doctor Daniel Cerrillo Lara Reg. IMSS A08-79850-10-3 alemán Gedovius No.10489-306 Zona Río Tijuana .. Me tomó dos de mis hijos a este médico en el año 2005 para el tratamiento de ortodoncia. Mis hijos tenían 15 años y mayores de 13 años al comienzo del tratamiento. Él dejó a mi hijo con daños permanentes en los dientes superiores 6-11 Y 22-27 daño a los dientes de los dientes inferiores. Todos estos dientes están cayendo 7,8,9,10. Ahora mi hijo necesita implantes para sustituir los dientes. Me informó que el doctor PGJE en Feb.10-2012 y la oficina envió a nuestra familia a CAME. El médico se reunirán en esta oficina en Feb.24-2012 a las 11:00 horas para explicar su negligencia médica. Necesito ayuda para decirle a la comunidad de Tijuana acerca de este médico y su negligencia médica grave

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Sandy | March 4, 2012 at 5 a.m. ― 2 years, 1 month ago

NEGLIGENCIA MEDICA TIJUANA, DR. DANIEL CERILLO LARA Mi hijo fue dañado por un ortodoncista en Tijuana doctor Daniel Cerrillo Lara Reg. IMSS A08-79850-10-3 alemán Gedovius No.10489-306 Zona Río Tijuana .. Me tomó dos de mis hijos a este médico en el año 2005 para el tratamiento de ortodoncia. Mis hijos tenían 15 años y mayores de 13 años al comienzo del tratamiento. Él dejó a mi hijo con daños permanentes en los dientes superiores 6-11 Y 22-27 daño a los dientes de los dientes inferiores. Todos estos dientes están cayendo 7,8,9,10. Ahora mi hijo necesita implantes para sustituir los dientes. Me informó que el doctor PGJE en Feb.10-2012 y la oficina envió a nuestra familia a CAME. El médico se reunirán en esta oficina en Feb.24-2012 a las 11:00 horas para explicar su negligencia médica. Necesito ayuda para decirle a la comunidad de Tijuana acerca de este médico y su negligencia médica grave

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Sandy | March 5, 2012 at 6:19 p.m. ― 2 years, 1 month ago

NEGLIGENCIA MEDICA TIJUANA, DR. DANIEL CERILLO LARA Mi hijo fue dañado por un ortodoncista en Tijuana doctor Daniel Cerrillo Lara Reg. IMSS A08-79850-10-3 alemán Gedovius No.10489-306 Zona Río Tijuana .. Me tomó dos de mis hijos a este médico en el año 2005 para el tratamiento de ortodoncia. Mis hijos tenían 15 años y mayores de 13 años al comienzo del tratamiento. Él dejó a mi hijo con daños permanentes en los dientes superiores 6-11 Y 22-27 daño a los dientes de los dientes inferiores. Todos estos dientes están cayendo 7,8,9,10. Ahora mi hijo necesita implantes para sustituir los dientes. Me informó que el doctor PGJE en Feb.10-2012 y la oficina envió a nuestra familia a CAME. El médico se reunirán en esta oficina en Feb.24-2012 a las 11:00 horas para explicar su negligencia médica. Necesito ayuda para decirle a la comunidad de Tijuana acerca de este médico y su negligencia médica grave

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Sandy | March 8, 2012 at 8:32 a.m. ― 2 years, 1 month ago

NEGLIGENCIA MEDICA TIJUANA, DR. DANIEL CERILLO LARA Mi hijo fue dañado por un ortodoncista en Tijuana doctor Daniel Cerrillo Lara Reg. IMSS A08-79850-10-3 alemán Gedovius No.10489-306 Zona Río Tijuana .. Me tomó dos de mis hijos a este médico en el año 2005 para el tratamiento de ortodoncia. Mis hijos tenían 15 años y mayores de 13 años al comienzo del tratamiento. Él dejó a mi hijo con daños permanentes en los dientes superiores 6-11 Y 22-27 daño a los dientes de los dientes inferiores. Todos estos dientes están cayendo 7,8,9,10. Ahora mi hijo necesita implantes para sustituir los dientes. Me informó que el doctor PGJE en Feb.10-2012 y la oficina envió a nuestra familia a CAME. El médico se reunirán en esta oficina en Feb.24-2012 a las 11:00 horas para explicar su negligencia médica. Necesito ayuda para decirle a la comunidad de Tijuana acerca de este médico y su negligencia médica grave

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Sandy | March 10, 2012 at 10:37 a.m. ― 2 years, 1 month ago

Dr. Daniel Cerrillo Lara, Doctor Daniel Lara Cerrillo,Medical Negligence, Medical MalpracticeI , Negligencia Medica Tijuana. I took my child to Tijuana to have orthodontic treatment. Dr. Daniel Cerrillo Lara of Tijuana Reg. I.M.S.S. A08-79850-10-3 address 10489 - 306 German Gedovius Zona Rio CP 22320 destroyed my childs teeth. My child lost 8 teeth to this man and now needs implants to replace teeth. 16 teeth were damaged with root absorption from orthodontic treatment. Front Teeth 7,8,9 and 10 need implants for replacement. I dont recommend anyone take there child to this orthodontic dentist in Tijuana. It was not worth the cost to my family. There is no medical malpractice insurance for doctors. There is no way to find out complaints against doctors. There are over 800 complaints of Medical Negligence as of 2011. Tijuana's Procuraduría General de Justicia del Estado de Baja California ( PGJE) needs to investigate and get rid of bad doctors. That would reduce the cases of medical negligence in Tijuana and make a safer community of honest Dental Practices. There is no transparency and it is a great risk as my family found out. Americans are safer getting work done in America, at least you know you have options if Medical Negligence is ever involved..

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Len | March 10, 2012 at 1:05 p.m. ― 2 years, 1 month ago

@Sandy. This makes two sites which you have dominated with the same posts. You missed posting them in the comments about bicycling in San Diego. (Just trying to be helpful.)

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Sandy | March 12, 2012 at 4:36 p.m. ― 2 years, 1 month ago

NEGLIGENCIA MEDICA TIJUANA, DR. DANIEL CERILLO LARA Mi hijo fue dañado por un ortodoncista en Tijuana doctor Daniel Cerrillo Lara Reg. IMSS A08-79850-10-3 alemán Gedovius No.10489-306 Zona Río Tijuana .. Me tomó dos de mis hijos a este médico en el año 2005 para el tratamiento de ortodoncia. Mis hijos tenían 15 años y mayores de 13 años al comienzo del tratamiento. Él dejó a mi hijo con daños permanentes en los dientes superiores 6-11 Y 22-27 daño a los dientes de los dientes inferiores. Todos estos dientes están cayendo 7,8,9,10. Ahora mi hijo necesita implantes para sustituir los dientes. Me informó que el doctor PGJE en Feb.10-2012 y la oficina envió a nuestra familia a CAME. El médico se reunirán en esta oficina en Feb.24-2012 a las 11:00 horas para explicar su negligencia médica. Necesito ayuda para decirle a la comunidad de Tijuana acerca de este médico y su negligencia médica grave

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Sandy | March 22, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. ― 2 years ago

NEGLIGENCIA MEDICA TIJUANA, DR. DANIEL CERILLO LARA, MEDICAL MALPRACTICE, DOCTOR DANIEL LARA CERRILLO, NEGLIGENCIA MEDICA TIJUANA
Mi hijo fue dañado por un ortodoncista en Tijuana doctor Daniel Cerrillo Lara Reg. IMSS A08-79850-10-3 alemán Gedovius No.10489-306 Zona Río Tijuana .. Me tomó dos de mis hijos a este médico en el año 2005 para el tratamiento de ortodoncia. Mis hijos tenían 15 años y mayores de 13 años al comienzo del tratamiento. Él dejó a mi hijo con daños permanentes en los dientes superiores 6-11 Y 22-27 daño a los dientes de los dientes inferiores. Todos estos dientes están cayendo 7,8,9,10. Ahora mi hijo necesita implantes para sustituir los dientes. Me informó que el doctor PGJE en Feb.10-2012 y la oficina envió a nuestra familia a CAME. El médico se reunirán en esta oficina en Feb.24-2012 a las 11:00 horas para explicar su negligencia médica. Necesito ayuda para decirle a la comunidad de Tijuana acerca de este médico y su negligencia médica grave

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Sandy | June 14, 2012 at 12:46 p.m. ― 1 year, 10 months ago

Americans should not go across the border for dental health care. It is not safe and there is no regulations of incompetent doctors. If you are damaged by a doctor the criminal justice system sends you to arbitration. If no arbitration is agreed to then you can file a denouncement against the doctor for medical aggravation and re-seasonable care by the doctor. My child was damaged by a negligent doctor Daniel Cerrillo Lara of Tijuana. Dr. Daniel Lara Cerrillo is an incompetent orthodontist in Tijuana. His license IMSS A08-79850-10-3 should be suspended. No child is safe in his care. He can not read an x-ray and does not take cephalometric x-rays to watch the root changes due to orthodontic treatment. He does not compare his x-rays and watch a patients dental health care. He destroyed 12 teeth of a young adolescent who now needs implants and dental splints for the remaining permanent teeth.
NEGLIGENCIA MEDICA TIJUANA, DR. DANIEL CERILLO LARA Mi hijo fue dañado por un ortodoncista en Tijuana doctor Daniel Cerrillo Lara Reg. IMSS A08-79850-10-3 alemán Gedovius No.10489-306 Zona Río Tijuana .. Me tomó dos de mis hijos a este médico en el año 2005 para el tratamiento de ortodoncia. Mis hijos tenían 15 años y mayores de 13 años al comienzo del tratamiento. Él dejó a mi hijo con daños permanentes en los dientes superiores 6-11 Y 22-27 daño a los dientes de los dientes inferiores. Todos estos dientes están cayendo 7,8,9,10. Ahora mi hijo necesita implantes para sustituir los dientes. Me informó que el doctor PGJE en Feb.10-2012 y la oficina envió a nuestra familia a CAME. El médico se reunirán en esta oficina en Feb.24-2012 a las 11:00 horas para explicar su negligencia médica. Necesito ayuda para decirle a la comunidad de Tijuana acerca de este médico y su negligencia médica grave

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Missionaccomplished | June 14, 2012 at 1:59 p.m. ― 1 year, 10 months ago

That's why you should get a recommendation first.

The governor's own brother is a periodonstist in Tijuana who had a successful practice before going into politics.

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Missionaccomplished | June 14, 2012 at 2:02 p.m. ― 1 year, 10 months ago

Sandy, I hav Safeguard which has poor coverage. I prefer to go to Tijuana. Here in the US you go in for one thing and then say that you also have gum disease or need other work done as well. It has become a racket.

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Sandy | June 28, 2012 at 10:54 a.m. ― 1 year, 9 months ago

President Calderon’s medical services provided to its people has no oversight. Doctors have no regulation and oversight. If your damaged by a doctor for medical malpractice they send you to arbitration for a solution (CAME). There are thousands of cases of malpractice or even deaths of mexican citizens. He should publish the medical malpractice cases and then see if more Americans would cross the border for care if they new the truth. There is no way of knowing if the doctor is a good or bad doctor because no agency regulate them? Its Russian Roulette when you have dental or medical care done in Mexico or Tijuana. Now they want Medicare to cover expenses, I think not. Americans should be aware if anything goes wrong what legal services are in Mexico. They encourage arbitration and settlement to repair damages, that’s if the doctor shows up at the (CAME) for explanation. They will send you back to the same person who damaged you. If no settlement is reached you have to go to the Justicia Alternativa Penal to file another averiguacion por el delito de Resonsabilidad Medica y Tecnica. My child was damaged by an orthodontist in Tijuana, Dr. Daniel Cerrillo Lara Reg. IMSS A08-79850-10-3 alemán Gedovius No.10489-306 Zona Río Tijuana. My child now needs implants to replace 4 front teeth and 4 lower teeth need to be splinted. My child my also loose these teeth in the future. I know first hand what happens in Tijuana Mexico. I dont recommend anyone go there for medical or dental care. It is a risk not worth taking at any cheap price they quote you Mexico.

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johnb222 | October 17, 2012 at 8:45 p.m. ― 1 year, 6 months ago

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