Surgical Malpractice

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No One Recognizes Retained Objects, But Judge Won't Toss Negligence Case

Two pieces of plastic film found in patient's uterus, but how did they get there?

Posted 04/22/16 | Post a comment

Are Sales Reps in the OR Responsible When Devices Fail?

Patient lawsuit over spinal implant that cracked in half points accusatory finger at rep in the room.

Posted 03/24/16 | 4 comments

Suit: Surgeon Removed Wrong Rib and Then Lied About It

"The cover-up is worse than the crime here," says patient's lawyer.

Posted 03/18/16 | Post a comment

Man Wins $1.8 Million After Surgeon Removes His Only Remaining Testicle

Patient was left sterile and suffers from a testosterone deficiency as a result of the doc's negligence.

Posted 03/03/15 | 1 comment

Plastic Surgeon Faces Malpractice Allegations

For a Kentucky patient, an SSI wasn't the only post-op complication.

Posted 07/24/14 | 1 comment

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

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