Tag Archives: Wrong Site Surgery
Surgical Checklists Improve Safety, Reduce Risk of Death: Study
A new study finds that hospitals that implemented a WHO surgical safety checklist had fewer patients die in the month following a surgical procedure.
Wrong Site Surgery Lawsuit Filed Against Hospital That Removed The Wrong Rib
A wrong site surgery lawsuit accuses Yale doctors of removing the wrong rib during a surgical procedure and then trying to cover it up.
Doctors Debate Benefits of Surgical Checklists in Reducing Risk After Study
A study questioning the usefulness of surgical checklists has sparked debate in the medical community.
Wrongful Birth Lawsuit Filed After Tubal Ligation Sterilization Fails
An Illinois woman has filed a wrong site surgery lawsuit against a doctor she says botched a tubal ligation, resulting in a wrongful pregnancy and a child with sickle cell…
Mandatory Checklists May Not Reduce Surgical Complications: Study
A new study raises questions about the effectiveness of surgical checklists at preventing complications or deaths due to surgical checklists.
Few Financial Incentives For Hospitals To Reduce Complications: Study
A new study suggests that hospitals may actually be making a profit after patients suffer complications caused by doctors botching medical procedures.
Malpractice Payments for Surgical “Never Events” Totaled $1.3B: Report
An estimated 4,000 surgical errors occur every year involving “never events,” which are medical mistakes widely accepted as avoidable problems. Over the past 20 years, medical malpractice lawsuits involving such…
Hospital Accidents and Mistakes Often Go Unreported: Report
A new federal report has found that only about 14 percent of all medical mistakes that harm patients in hospitals nationwide are ever actually reported.
California Medical Mistakes Often Go Without Disciplining: Report
The prominent consumer watchdog group Public Citizen is urging California health officials to take action against more than 700 doctors who were disciplined by various institutions around the state for…
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