Surgical Malpractice

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Jury Exonerates "Double-Booking" Surgeon in High-Profile Case

In concurrent surgery, specialists move from OR to OR, performing the most challenging and intricate components of surgery.

Posted 02/07/17 | Post a comment

Malpractice Threats Don't Improve Surgical Outcomes

Study finds surgeons who operate in litigious communities aren't more likely to perform safer surgeries.

Posted 02/06/17 | 3 comments

Million-Dollar Lawsuit Claims Surgical Fire Ruined 86-Year-Old Woman's Life

Suit: Prep wasn't allowed to fully dry before electrocautery.

Posted 01/11/17 | 8 comments

$1.2 Million Awarded in Anesthesia Death

Anesthesiologist says it was a pre-existing blood clot — not his off-target nerve block — that caused patient's death.

Posted 12/21/16 | 1 comment

Clinic Where Joan Rivers Was Stricken Sues Its Insurance Carrier

Yorkville Endoscopy claims The Hartford is refusing to pay covered legal bills.

Posted 09/07/16 | 1 comment

Medical Spa Liable for Woman's SSI Death Following Liposuction

Lawsuit claims contaminated instruments caused fatal infection.

Posted 08/11/16 | 1 comment

Lawsuit: Spine Surgeon, Bone Cement Manufacturer Responsible for Woman's Death

Patient bled out after surgeon used non-FDA-approved bone cement.

Posted 07/07/16 | Post a comment

Bair Hugger Target of Suit Claiming It Caused Deadly Infection

Manufacturer blames rival and opportunistic lawyers, insists warming device is safe.

Posted 05/26/16 | Post a comment

Cataract Surgeon Can't Be Blamed for Failure of Anesthesia Providers, Jury Finds

Suit was brought by patient who moved twice during cataract surgery, causing complications.

Posted 05/18/16 | 3 comments

Who Was to Blame for Unnecessary Appendectomy?

Radiologist mixes up CT scans, but hospital should take most of the blame, says jury in $6M verdict.

Posted 05/02/16 | 1 comment