Blog Posts in 2012

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  • Could a Timely Diagnosis Have Helped Treat This Patients Lung Cancer?
    Could a Timely Diagnosis Have Helped Treat This Patients Lung Cancer?

    In 2008, this patient had a chest x-ray prior to spine surgery. The x-ray report revealed some concerns in one of the patient’s lungs. The patient was advised that the radiologist saw a 2 cm. area ...

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  • Foreign Object Left in Patient During Surgery Causes Pain for Years
    Foreign Object Left in Patient During Surgery Causes Pain for Years

    This 49 year old patient had abnormal menstrual bleeding and other symptoms that ultimately led she and her OB-GYN to the decision that a hysterectomy should be performed. During the course of the ...

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  • Young Boy Requires Surgery After Failure to Diagnose Fractures
    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 ...

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  • Patient of Hysterectomy Surgery Awakes with Disabled Leg
    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 ...

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  • Young Couple Loses Child
    Young Couple Loses Child

    We were contacted by a young couple that had recently lost a baby at 34 weeks of gestation. The mother had a history of miscarriages yet had successfully carried and delivered 2 babies when doctors ...

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  • Permanent Injuries Not Disclosed to Patient after Surgery
    Permanent Injuries Not Disclosed to Patient after Surgery

    This 65 year old patient underwent graft surgery of her aorta artery because she had had an aneurysm. The aneurysm repair part of the surgery was successful. However, during the surgery there were two ...

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