Home News July, 2015

8-Year-Old Boy Makes History with Bilateral Hand Transplant Surgery

A team of more than 40 doctors, nurses and staff performed the 11-hour surgery in Philadelphia.
Published: July 29, 2015

Unlabeled Meds Lead to $5.1M Verdict

Local anesthetic switch left patient with brain damage.
Published: July 24, 2015

Robotic Surgery Linked to
144 Patient Deaths Over 13-Year Timespan

FDA documents show more than 10,000 reported robotic surgery problems between 2000 and 2013.
Published: July 22, 2015

ASC Employee Who Sent Confidential E-mails to Her Home Convicted of Computer Fraud

About to be fired, business office manager claims she wanted to protect herself.
Published: July 22, 2015

Patient Sues Hospital After Surgical Lights Allegedly Cause Severe Burns

This is the second lawsuit that claims an Oregon hospital's unfiltered halogen bulbs left patients with third-degree burns.
Published: July 20, 2015

15 Surgeons, 17 Hospitals Accused of Using Fake Spinal Hardware

Insurance companies in California have filed a civil complaint.
Published: July 17, 2015

Nation's Largest Anesthesia Billing Company Under Healthcare Fraud Investigation

OIG executed federal search warrant amid healthcare fraud allegations at anesthesia billing and collections company.
Published: July 16, 2015

House Bill Would Intensify Medical Device Monitoring

Sponsor cites power morcellator controversy.
Published: July 14, 2015

Suspect Wheeled $48,000 Bed Right Out of Florida Hospital

Thief struck with surgical precision during daring daytime heist caught on video.
Published: July 14, 2015

Joan Rivers's Docs Proclaim Innocence

No selfies, no fleeing: Multiple charges in malpractice suit denied.
Published: July 13, 2015

CMS to Bundle Payments for Total Knees and Hips

Pilot initiative would cover 75 areas, beginning next year.
Published: July 10, 2015

Examining Exparel's Effectiveness at Controlling Post-op Pain

Does a pricier formulation of a traditional pain control medication deliver on its promises?
Published: July 10, 2015

Study: Surgical Plume May Present an Infection Risk

Why it helps to capture smoke's contaminants at the source.
Published: July 9, 2015

Patient Claims Surgeon's Bare Hands Responsible for Post-Op Infection

Woman loses suit that alleged doctor used ungloved hand to drain fluid from her breast following surgery.
Published: July 7, 2015

CMS Announces Outpatient Rates for 2016

ASCs see small uptick, hospital rates fall slightly.
Published: July 2, 2015

Patient Says She Was Bullied into Signing Consent Form

She'd repeatedly insisted she didn't want a hysterectomy.
Published: July 1, 2015

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