Tag Archives: Surgical Injuries

New York Couple Receives Major Settlement in Surgical Negligence Case

An Ulster County family was recently awarded 1.75 million dollars in compensation in a surgical negligence law suit. The victim in this case suffered complications after a scheduled muscle repair surgery. The damage caused during the initial surgery resulted in a series of corrective surgeries.  The suit alleged hospital personnel failed to meet the required -->

Johns Hopkins Malpractice Study: Surgical ‘Never Events’ Occur At Least 4,000 Times Per Year

Johns Hopkins patient safety researchers estimate that a surgeon in the U.S. leaves an object such as a sponge or towel inside a patient’s body 39 times a week, performs the wrong procedure on a patient 20 times a week and operates on the wrong body site 20 times per week. 80,000 of these “never -->