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Gallbladder Surgery Errors

Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery also called laparoscopic cholecystectomy, or simply lap coly, is a surgical procedure where the gallbladder is removed with a minimal incision into the abdominal cavity. Gallbladder removal surgery has become one of the most frequently performed surgeries in the United States. Over 90 percent of those gallbladder surgeries are done laparoscopically, where the surgeon removes the gallbladder through several small incisions in the abdomen. When properly done, the majority of these surgeries end in the safe removal of the gallbladder. Errors result from unskilled doctors attempting to perform the surgery, though even a skilled doctor can sometimes cause...

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What are the effects of a stroke?

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What are the effects of a stroke? The effects of a stroke vary, depending on the affected area of the brain and how long it took to receive treatment. A delay in diagnosis can result in more brains cells dying or being damaged. Some people only experience minor effects after a stroke, such as a difficulty with coordination or fatigue. Others may need to relearn basic functions, such as walking and swallowing, and they will need ongoing support. Strokes can affect many functions, including: Vision Approximately one-third of people who experience a stroke have problems seeing afterward. These can range from some blurring in...

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Appeals court upholds count against hospital

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Appeals court upholds count against hospital for failing to ensure non-employee doctor used its surgical robot safely, causing patient’s death. Many hospitals hire doctors as “independent contractors” rather than ordinary employees, in the hope, it will mean that if the doctor commits malpractice, the hospital cannot be held responsible for it.  However, many doctors in Florida have little or no medical malpractice insurance, while hospitals have plenty of insurance. Therefore, it is often in a medical malpractice plaintiff’s best interest if there is a way to show that the hospital should be held responsible for the malpractice of a doctor working...

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Use of tainted heparin is negligence not medical malpractice

  Florida court holds suit for hospital’s failure to remove recalled medication from its supply is not governed by medical malpractice rules. A patient was given tainted heparin during cardiac surgery, even though the drug company had issued a recall for the heparin months earlier. After losing two limbs from the resulting infection, the plaintiff sued the hospital where the surgery took place, alleging that the hospital had negligently failed to have the proper policies and procedures in place to ensure that the recall was handled properly and the tainted heparin was removed from the hospital’s supply. There was no alleged...

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