Category Archives: Surgical errors

Aviation safety applied to patient safety

Are you nervous before you fly? Don’t be. Only one passenger per 10 million flights dies in a plane related incident. Are you nervous before you go into the hospital? You should be. There is one healthcare – caused death … Continue reading

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Unnecessary eye surgery

A Baltimore ophthalmologist allegedly performed hundreds of unnecessary laser procedures on Medicare patients, according to a federal lawsuit filed this month. Some glaucoma patients treated by John Arthur Kiely, MD, underwent a dozen unneeded surgeries, and a patient may be … Continue reading

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Sponge left behind

A New Orleans medical clinic is facing a medical malpractice lawsuit after a patient discovered a surgical sponge was left in his abdomen following a surgical procedure for rectal cancer. Tommie D. Ladner filed suit against Ochsner Clinic Foundation on … Continue reading

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Tell your surgical providers about your medical conditions

A Court ruling says patient should have revealed her medical conditions. The surgical team was held not liable for her death of a stroke after a hip replacement. A 71-year-old woman who died after suffering a post-operative stroke neglected to … Continue reading

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