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July

Blog Posts in July, 2012

  • Young Boy Requires Surgery After Failure to Diagnose Fractures

    We received a call from the parents of a 5 year old little boy. He had fallen from a swing and had been taken to a pediatric orthopedic surgeon. The allegation was that the orthopedic surgeon failed to diagnose fractures to his radial head (broken arm). Neither the orthopedic surgeon nor the radiologist identified any fractures. Based upon a belief that the boy had only suffered a dislocation, the ...
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  • Patient of Hysterectomy Surgery Awakes with Disabled Leg

    We received a call from a 50 year old female patient who went into the hospital for a hysterectomy. When she awoke from the surgery, she had a severely disabled leg. She had very limited control in her leg. Apparently, the surgery that was anticipated to last 2 hours, lasted almost 8 hours. The allegation was that there was a positioning error. The positioning error could have been that she was ...
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