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Hospital fined $75K for operating on patient’s wrong testicle

A surgical error that led to a patient having the incorrect testicle operated on caused officials in the state where it ocurred to fine the hospital $75,000. This case of wrong-site surgery appears be a sadly typical example of how this seemingly basic mistake can happen. The patient went to the hospital in 2011 for […]

Surgeon accused of faking hundreds of operations

A surgeon is facing bizarre and troubling accusations from hundreds of his former patients. They say he only pretended to operate on them, collecting payments for joint replacements and other operations that he faked. The patients say they continued to experience pain and other symptoms as a result of the doctor’s fake surgeries. While we […]

‘Never events’ still injuring U.S. medical patients

Last month, we had mentioned in a post on our Chicago medical malpractice law blog that researchers estimate that as many as 4,000 “never events” are made every year while operating on patients in Illinois and throughout the country. Surgical never events include operating on the wrong patient, the wrong side of the body, or […]

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