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August 2014

Wrongly Connected Tubing a Major Concern, Says Joint Commission

Sentinel Event Alert cites 117 cases, 21 deaths.

Published: August 27, 2014

Change Coming to GI Centers' Payment Models

AGA President: Now's the time to get a jump on bundled colonoscopy payments.

Published: August 26, 2014

Black Box Recorder On Its Way

New surgical tracking device detects errors, provides feedback.

Published: August 25, 2014

Drug Mix-Up Blinds Patient, Spurs Malpractice Verdict

Cataract patient given methylene blue instead of VisionBlue.

Published: August 22, 2014

Doctor Fined $2,500 for Trigger Release Gaffe

Hand specialist operates on the incorrect finger.

Published: August 14, 2014

» Read all news items from August 2014

July 2014

Canadian Hospital Sued Over Improperly Cleaned Retractor

147 bariatric patients may have been exposed to bioburden on retractor.

Published: July 31, 2014

Sedate By Day, Pimp By Night

Seattle-area anesthesiologist reportedly caught with cash and hookers at residential brothels.

Published: July 29, 2014

W.Va. Pain Physician Benched For Unsafe Practices

Dr. Chalifoux reused syringes, didn't wear mask

Published: July 28, 2014

Suit Claims Hospital Altered Consent Form in Disfigured Penis Case

Anesthesiologist says surgeon switch left her husband disfigured.

Published: July 28, 2014

Shooter Opens Fire at Philadelphia-Area Hospital

Update: 1 dead, 2 injured in violent attack.

Published: July 24, 2014

» Read all news items from July 2014

June 2014

Anesthesiologist Pleads Guilty to Defrauding the University of Rochester

Doron Feldman, MD, cashed in on fake invoices with help from the inside.

Published: June 27, 2014

Same-Day Surgery's Overnight Expansion

A Maryland ASC sees advantages in extended recoveries for ambulatory patients.

Published: June 26, 2014

Woman Awakens During Gall Bladder Surgery, Dies from Heart Failure

Jury agrees she should have been intubated, awards $7.9 million.

Published: June 23, 2014

Left Behind for 4 Years: Sponge Leads to Misery, Litigation

Patient says she was repeatedly misdiagnosed.

Published: June 20, 2014

Was Nurse Fired for Reporting a Sexual Assault?

She's sued the hospital where the alleged incident took place.

Published: June 17, 2014

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