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August 2019

Music Is as Good as Sedative in Calming Nerves Before Surgery

Study finds listening to the "most relaxing song on Earth" before getting a nerve block reduces anxiety as well as Versed.
Published: August 7, 2019

Jury: Orthopedic Surgeon's Routine of Performing 14 Concurrent Surgeries a Day Negligent

$2M verdict in 'assembly line' surgery case.
Published: August 6, 2019

Federal Court Dismisses More Than 5,000 Lawsuits Against 3M's Patient Warming System

The ruling, which follows a recent Minnesota appeals court dismissal of suits against 3M, is the latest in a 6-year legal battle.
Published: August 2, 2019

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July 2019

Study Finds Sedation Method Doesn't Affect Adenoma Detection Rate

No significant difference between moderate or deep sedation in colonoscopy detection rates.
Published: July 16, 2019

Negligence Suit: Reckless Intraoperative Neuromonitoring During Spinal Surgery Led to Deadly Catastrophic Hypoxic Brain Injury

$4.2M settlement reached in suit that alleged physiatrist behind wheel and on phone instead of neuromonitoring patient's brain function from office laptop.
Published: July 11, 2019

Class Action: 600 Ex-employees Sue Laser Spine Institute for 2 Months of Pay and Benefits

The chain of surgery centers closed without warning - now some stunned workers are seeking restitution.
Published: July 10, 2019

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April 2019

Senator Creates Firestorm With Nurses Playing Cards Comment

Lawmaker has received thousands of angry calls and comments - and 667 packages of playing cards in the mail.
Published: April 24, 2019

Suspect Logged Into Electronic Prescription Program as Ophthalmologist to Fraudulently Issue Opioid Scripts

In a little more than a year, woman illegally wrote 73 prescriptions and obtained more than 5K pills.
Published: April 24, 2019

Marijuana Users May Need Higher Doses of Sedatives Before Endoscopy

Study participants needed significantly more fentanyl, midazolam and propofol than non-users.
Published: April 23, 2019

Brainlab Recalls Spine & Trauma 3D Navigation 1.0 Software Due to Display Inaccuracies

The class 1 recall applies to 60 U.S. systems.
Published: April 18, 2019

FDA Orders Withdrawal Of Transvaginal Surgical Mesh From Market

FDA orders Boston Scientific and Coloplast to stop selling and distributing surgical mesh.
Published: April 16, 2019

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