Tag Archives: Surgical errors

Family files lawsuit against Texas hospital

A civil lawsuit was filed on March 27 against a Texas hospital and a doctor after a woman who underwent laparoscopic surgery experienced medical complications. The plaintiffs allege medical malpractice in the suit against the hospital and the surgeon who performed the operation. The plaintiffs also claim that the defendants’ negligence caused the patient’s death, […]

A surgical error with a simple solution

When the Joint Commission, responsible for accrediting hospitals for Medicare, issues an alert, Texas and the rest of the country pay attention. The Joint Commission has issued an alert about Unintended Retention of Foreign Objects, which are items that are accidentally left in the patient during surgery. Sponges are the most common item left behind. […]