Home News September, 2011

FDA Updates Prep Product Recall

Contaminated povidone-iodine pads distributed under private labels, found in many kits.
Published: September 30, 2011

Prevent Post-Op Blood Clots in Hip and Knee Replacement Patients

AAOS releases new clinical practice guideline.
Published: September 29, 2011

Malpractice Case Highlights Unique Patient Requests

Doctor's presence during procedure was an issue in lawsuit.
Published: September 29, 2011

Hospital Liable in Retained Object Case

Jury awards patient $375,000 for surgical sponge left in abdomen nearly 5 years.
Published: September 28, 2011

Ethicon Endo-Surgery to Acquire SUD Reprocessor SterilMed

Acquisition expands product portfolio and opportunities for delivering innovative and cost-effective solutions to healthcare customers.
Published: September 28, 2011

Calif. Lawmakers Seek to Tighten ASC Standards

Proposal would impact and publicize accreditation status.
Published: September 28, 2011

Privately Insured Prostate Surgery Patients Fare Better

Study finds higher complication rates among Medicare, Medicaid patients.
Published: September 27, 2011

Liposuction May Have Legitimate Health Benefit

Study links procedure to reduced triglycerides, white blood cell counts.
Published: September 23, 2011

Plastic Surgeon Not Liable for Patient's Deadly Infection

Calif. jury sees no negligence in patient's post-op death.
Published: September 23, 2011

Study: ADHD Drug Helped Animals Wake Up From Anesthesia

Investigators test medication's effect on emergence time from general anesthesia.
Published: September 21, 2011

N.J. Hospital Accused of Price Gouging

Insurance companies claim Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center bills as much as 3,000% more than its ASCs charge same treatments.
Published: September 20, 2011

ASC Seeks $300,000 From Surgeon for Violating "Exclusive-Use" Agreement

Lawsuit claims neurosurgeon failed to reimburse facility for leasing surgical center space and billing services.
Published: September 19, 2011

Appeals Court Upholds Dismissal of Sexual Harassment Claim Against OR Director

Court rejects female nurse's claim that she was passed over for promotion because she declined male supervisor's invitation.
Published: September 15, 2011

Part-Timers Would Alleviate Looming Surgeon Shortage

Physicians are working fewer hours, sub-specializing even more and retiring earlier. What can be done to keep them operating?
Published: September 15, 2011

Study Urges Caution With Adenoidectomies

Removal no more effective than watchful waiting.
Published: September 13, 2011

Court Rejects Request to Dismiss Counterfeit Mesh Lawsuit

Ram Medical, Medline still liable for patient's post-op complications.
Published: September 13, 2011

Drugmakers Spar in Court Over Nevada Hepatitis Liability

Baxter seeks enforcement of Teva's indemnity agreement.
Published: September 12, 2011

Anesthesiologist Cleared of Wrongdoing In Patient Death

Jury decides LMA intubation met standard of care.
Published: September 9, 2011

ASC Leader to Testify in Congress Friday

Michael Guarino to describe perils facing physician-owned surgery centers.
Published: September 8, 2011

Court: Injured Nurse Entitled to Worker's Comp

N.C. hospital disputed state's disability decision.
Published: September 6, 2011

Indiana Court Rejects Paralyzed Patient's Malpractice Suit

Unconvinced that epidural injection led to paraplegia.
Published: September 2, 2011

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