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March 2020

What's an Elective Surgery?

New guidance from the American College of Surgeons directs how to triage patients as COVID-19 cases increase.
Published: March 27, 2020

Facilities Canceling Elective Surgeries

Hospitals and surgery centers are preparing to care for increasing numbers of coronavirus cases.
Published: March 18, 2020

ASCRS Cancels Annual Meeting

It's the latest of many conferences called off during the coronavirus outbreak.
Published: March 18, 2020

Coronavirus Crisis Continues to Escalate

Conference cancelations mark the beginning of an uncertain future
Published: March 13, 2020

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August 2019

Music Is as Good as Sedative in Calming Nerves Before Surgery

Study finds listening to the "most relaxing song on Earth" before getting a nerve block reduces anxiety as well as Versed.
Published: August 7, 2019

Jury: Orthopedic Surgeon's Routine of Performing 14 Concurrent Surgeries a Day Negligent

$2M verdict in 'assembly line' surgery case.
Published: August 6, 2019

Federal Court Dismisses More Than 5,000 Lawsuits Against 3M's Patient Warming System

The ruling, which follows a recent Minnesota appeals court dismissal of suits against 3M, is the latest in a 6-year legal battle.
Published: August 2, 2019

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July 2019

Study Finds Sedation Method Doesn't Affect Adenoma Detection Rate

No significant difference between moderate or deep sedation in colonoscopy detection rates.
Published: July 16, 2019

Negligence Suit: Reckless Intraoperative Neuromonitoring During Spinal Surgery Led to Deadly Catastrophic Hypoxic Brain Injury

$4.2M settlement reached in suit that alleged physiatrist behind wheel and on phone instead of neuromonitoring patient's brain function from office laptop.
Published: July 11, 2019

Class Action: 600 Ex-employees Sue Laser Spine Institute for 2 Months of Pay and Benefits

The chain of surgery centers closed without warning - now some stunned workers are seeking restitution.
Published: July 10, 2019

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