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Surgical Malpractice

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Pulmonary Embolism After ACL Surgery Results in Patient Death, Lawsuit

Doc faces charges for failing to warn patient about calf pain.

Posted 02/28/14 | Post a comment

$30 Million Malpractice Award to Woman Left Speechless by Surgical Fire

She was having polyps removed from her vocal cords with a laser when the fire broke out.

Posted 12/09/13 | Post a comment

Sloppy Script Leads to Fatal Overdose

Court orders doctor with poor penmanship to pay $379,000 in damages to patient's family.

Posted 10/10/13 | 1 comment

Silly Surgery Photo Leads to Privacy Lawsuit

An anesthesiologist put stickers on a patient who was under anesthesia, and a photo was taken. You can guess what happened next.

Posted 09/05/13 | 4 comments

Retained Object Leads to Malpractice Suit

Patient says a piece of endobag broke off in her abdomen.

Posted 07/08/13 | Post a comment

Jury Convicts Hep C Outbreak Doctor

Las Vegas endoscopy clinic owner and CRNA colleague face life in prison.

Posted 07/02/13 | Post a comment

Malfunctioning OR Table Wasn't Malpractice

Court dismisses, saying there was no evidence of negligence.

Posted 06/27/13 | 1 comment

$1 Million Malpractice Verdict Follows Carpal Tunnel Surgery

Patient's median nerve was cut by physician using Chow technique.

Posted 06/27/13 | Post a comment

Patient Sues After Spilling Coffee in Post-op

Maybe you ought to rethink serving hot drinks to patients in PACU.

Posted 06/18/13 | 1 comment

Courts: Improper Positioning Caused This Patient's Permanent Nerve Damage

Hospital tried to blame brachial plexus injury on open heart surgery.

Posted 05/07/13 | Post a comment

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