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June 2014 Archives

Woman sues hospital after surgery mistake

A California woman recently filed a lawsuit against Simi Valley Hospital after it was discovered that a sponge left in her abdomen from a 2007 hysterectomy surgery resulted in the removal of a portion of her intestines. In addition to the hospital, the surgeon and radiologist involved in prior check-ups were also named as defendants in the medical malpractice suit.

ER doc turned patient found focus on test results fallible

Patient-centered care is a term that seems to get thrown around a lot, but how often is it actually practiced? The term implies that the patient is an integral part of the care process, not simply the subject of a treatment plan. It is something that an emergency department doctor mistakenly thought had become the “new normal” across the nation.

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