Category: Surgical Errors

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Intubation Errors and Medical Malpractice

Understanding Intubation Errors and Related Injuries in New Jersey Ideally, anesthesiologists administer safe and effective drugs to patients prior to undergoing serious surgical procedures. Unfortunately, intubation errors and anesthesia errors may occur in a variety of situations, despite assumptions that complications are isolated to hospital surgeries. For example, these errors may also occur in urgent care facilities, […]

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The Risks of Double-Booked Surgery

The possibility of surgery, especially the potential for errors during surgery, can be stressful and daunting. Risks may be present, even for minor surgery. A patient normally puts his/her faith in a surgeon, believing that person to be trustworthy and completely focused on them during the surgery. Although a reasonable expectation, that may not always […]

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CDC Puts $26 Million Toward Patient Safety Research to Prevent Hospital Infection

Recently, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) committed $26 million to new research aimed at preventing hospital infections and improving patient safety in medical settings throughout the country. This initiative, known as the Prevention Epicenters Program, will be spearheaded by five major academic medical centers between 2016 and 2020. The goal of the […]

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New York Hospital Combats Medical Errors with Video Surveillance

When you take a look at medical errors in the United States, the numbers are astounding. According to the Journal of Patient Safety, medical errors result in approximately 400,000 deaths each year. So, what to do? How can hospitals and the medical professionals who work within them prevent these errors and their devastating results? One hospital […]

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Hospital and Medical Device Manufacturer Facing Lawsuits After Man Dies of Bacterial Infection

Bacterial infections can occur in hospitals for many reasons, including because of errors during surgery, misuse of medical tools, or defective medical devices. For example, a medical device manufacturer and a Pennsylvania hospital are facing multiple lawsuits after two patients contracted a bacterial infection following open-heart surgery, one of whom tragically died as a result. […]

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Woman Files Medical Malpractice Claim After Surgical Error Leaves Her Paralyzed

A woman recently filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against an Iowa hospital after a catastrophic surgical error left her paralyzed, neurologically impaired, and in need of 24-hour care. The aforementioned case began in 2014, when 52-year-old Joyce Bohren sought treatment at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics for hearing difficulties. Physicians soon identified two benign tumors, called meningiomas, […]

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