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February 2015

Tech Claims Hospital Discriminated Against Her After She Started Wearing Hearing Aids

She says she was treated so poorly that she was forced to resign.

Published: February 25, 2015

Court Says No to Office-Based Surgery Site's Demand for Facility Fees

By law, only hospitals and licensed surgical centers can collect facility fees.

Published: February 25, 2015

Court Backs Hospital's Firing of Employee Who Refused to Work With Difficult Doc

Court dismisses employee's claims of federal employment discrimination and retaliation.

Published: February 24, 2015

CRE Superbug Sickens 7, Kills 2 in Los Angeles Hospital

Another 179 patients who underwent routine endoscopies may have been exposed.

Published: February 19, 2015

Surgical Tech Believed Cell Phone Was Implanted Inside His Brain

Health department suspends his license amid reports of other strange conduct.

Published: February 13, 2015

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January 2015

Joan Rivers's Personal Voice Doctor Denies Accusations She Fled Endo Clinic

Accusations fly about what really happened when the routine endoscopy took a turn for the worse.

Published: January 29, 2015

Jury Awards Woman $30 Million After Throat Catches Fire

Fire left her unable to talk or breathe on her own.

Published: January 29, 2015

Clinic, Physicians Hit with Multimillion-Dollar Suit in Joan Rivers Case

Melissa Rivers says conduct was "almost incomprehensible."

Published: January 27, 2015

Morphine Following Common Childhood Surgery May Be Life Threatening

Study finds that children receiving morphine after tonsillectomy may face fatal breathing problems.

Published: January 26, 2015

Outbreak at Seattle Hospital Infects at Least 35, Suspected in 11 Deaths

Officials say infected scopes had been sterilized according to manufacturers' guidelines.

Published: January 23, 2015

» Read all news items from January 2015

December 2014

What Were Outpatient Surgery Magazine's Most Popular Online Stories of 2014?

We look back at our 10 most-read news items of the year.

Published: December 31, 2014

Chinese Providers Pay Steep Price for Surgical Selfies

Chinese hospital administrators demoted, staff members docked 3 months' pay.

Published: December 30, 2014

Jury Decides Against Doctor Who Suffered Brain Damage After Surgery

Neurologist claims that anesthesia overdose left her unable to continue working.

Published: December 29, 2014

Surgery Center Office Manager Admits to Stealing More Than $150,000

She allegedly used the surgery center's expense accounts to pay for personal expenses.

Published: December 22, 2014

Suit Accuses Physician of Lying About Coverage, Endangering Patient

Patient claims surgeon steered her to his ASC, where procedure to remove fetus went awry.

Published: December 22, 2014

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