Home News June, 2017

Ophthalmologist Sues Over "Unconstitutional" Certificate-of-Need Process

Lawsuit: Iowa's "burdensome" 40-year-old CON process — and intervention from nearby hospitals — has prevented eye surgeon from using his fully equipped surgery center.
Published: June 23, 2017

Jury Awards $870K to Man After Surgeon Amputates Wrong Testicle

Urologist removes healthy left testicle while leaving the damaged right one in place.
Published: June 16, 2017

All 16 Reprocessed Ureteroscopes Tested in Study Were Still Contaminated

Researchers stress the importance of consistently monitoring reprocessing outcomes.
Published: June 15, 2017

For Surgical Sales Reps, It's All About Bonuses and Commissions

Virtually all make six figures, but bonuses account for nearly 40% of their incomes.
Published: June 14, 2017

What Caused Mold to Grow in Sterilization Sink?

Mold discovery puts surgeries on hold at California hospital.
Published: June 13, 2017

Anesthesiologist: Overlapping Surgeries Led to Safety Issues and Medicare Fraud

Former employee says Massachusetts General Hospital endangered patients and inflated anesthesia charges.
Published: June 9, 2017

Surgeons Will Be Obsolete in a Few Years (And They're Not the Only Ones)

Artificial intelligence experts say our jobs are about to start disappearing fast.
Published: June 6, 2017

Medical Records of the Rich and Famous Stolen from Upscale Clinic

A disgruntled former employee of a Beverly Hills plastic surgery center is also accused of taking photos of unconscious patients.
Published: June 2, 2017

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