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May 2017

Judge Awards $88K to Surgeon "Forced Out" for Double-Booking Complaints

Neurosurgeon James Holsapple, MD, alleged he was pressured to leave his job at Upstate University Hospital because he voiced safety concerns over a spine surgeon being permitted to book concurrent surgeries in multiple ORs.
Published: May 26, 2017

Doctor, 2 Nurses Jailed Without Bail After Child Sex Videos Emerge

Police say 7 boys and girls between the ages of 3 and 13 were victimized.
Published: May 24, 2017

Inspiration of Informed Consent Dead at 78

Jerry Canterbury's paralysis after routine back surgery forever changed how doctors discuss the risks of care.
Published: May 19, 2017

Watch: Surgeon and Nurse Duke it Out Inside a Hospital in China

A viral video shows a surgeon and his nurse-girlfriend brawling in an operating room.
Published: May 18, 2017

Male Nurse Charged With Sexual Assault at Atlanta Endo Center

Michael Morgan, RN, allegedly fondled the breasts of 2 anesthetized patients. Police say there may be more victims.
Published: May 18, 2017

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April 2017

What You Need to Know About 3 Big Acquisitions

BD, Cardinal and Surgical Information Systems broaden their product offerings.
Published: April 28, 2017

Did Compounded Antibiotic-steroid Formulation Cause Cataract Patients' Vision Problems?

So far, as many as 50 cataract patients have reported worsening visual acuity.
Published: April 27, 2017

CRNA Faces 10 Years in Prison for Allegedly Diverting Fentanyl

He's accused of repeatedly signing out extra, claiming it was for patients.
Published: April 25, 2017

Legislation Would Outlaw Surgical Smoke in Calif. ORs

Lawmakers press forward with a bill that would mandate the use of smoke-evacuation systems in healthcare settings.
Published: April 19, 2017

Jury Says ConMed Subsidiary Made False Claims in Advertising, Awards $12M in Damages

Lexion accused SurgiQuest of engaging in unfair competition.
Published: April 19, 2017

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March 2017

Is Facility Responsible for Swallowed Dental Bridge During Surgery?

Hospital says standard of care wasn't breached.
Published: March 31, 2017

Misleading Latex Labeling May Contribute to Allergic Reactions

Protecting staff and patients from latex allergens may be more difficult than it sounds, say the authors of a new white paper.
Published: March 29, 2017

New Orleans Surgeon Avoids Video Voyeurism Charges

A jury ruled his cellphone images of naked patients in the OR weren't sexual in nature.
Published: March 24, 2017

Compounding Pharmacy Owner Barry Cadden Acquitted of Murder

Jurors delivered a mixed verdict today in the trial of the former president of the New England Compounding Center.
Published: March 22, 2017

Study Finds Mobile App Follow-ups as Effective as In-Person Visits

Breast reconstruction patients loved the convenience of mobile app-based follow-up, and were no more prone to complications.
Published: March 22, 2017

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