"Me too!": A jackpot jury award causes another to up their request for damages
"If a Portsmouth man can win $800,000 in damages because someone left a towel inside him after a surgery three years ago, then a 69-year-old Courtland woman who endured the same thing might deserve an equal award . . .

. . . BrownÂ’s medical malpractice lawsuit, expected to be heard by a jury later ...

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A local surgeon is pissed that New Hampshire insurance companies are denying coverage for bariatric surgery
"While we are not there yet, we have taken the first step toward tolerating discrimination with regard to medically necessary procedures."

A doctor is in trouble for making up skin cancers
"Every biopsy Dr. Michael A. Rosin took was diagnosed as cancerous, they said. He even once performed skin cancer surgery after reviewing a slide that contained a piece of chewing gum, placed there by a laboratory technician who had lost the skin specimen, according to court records obtained Thursday . . .

. . . Rosin, 54, told his ...

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A view from the other side: A plaintiff's witness explains why he testifies against other doctors
"These closings of the professional ranks continue to be common practice because the medical profession -- not just neurosurgery -- has no set standards of practice. With no standards for medical behavior, no one can be faulted, and doctors have a free hand in what they choose to do or not to do."

A surgeon is sued when a patient developed arterial blood clots after ankle surgery
The case ended in a mistrial. An arterial blood clot is uncommon: "The defense, however, argued that Horrell's particular complication after her surgery was utterly unheard of and that Fugate could not have been reasonably expected to discern it."

Perhaps the patient had some underlying heart disease that led to arterial emboli:

The majority of ...

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Surgery on the cheap: 60 Minutes reports on the growing medical tourism trend

A plastic surgeon has been reprimanded after he left a patient in the middle of an operation to perform surgery down the street at another hospital

A plastic surgeon is facing penalties after he dated and subsequently married a television news reporter on whom he'd performed surgery
"Bergman, 56, married the former Bobbi Silvernail in 2002, while she was a 28-year-old anchorwoman at WHO-TV. The couple said that they met when she went to him for breast-augmentation surgery. "It's almost a cliche. 'Rich plastic surgeon marries young girl,' he joked in an interview shortly before the ...

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A patient caught fire during emergency heart surgery
"The male patient, who was not identified, went up in flames after alcohol poured on his skin was ignited by a surgical instrument."

A doctor is being sued for not providing heparin for DVT prophylaxis after a hysterectomy
A 46-year old woman died from a blood clot after undergoing a laparscopically assisted hysterectomy three days earlier. She was given compression boots, but the doctor was sued because he "should have provided his wife a prescription blood thinner like heparin."

An elective hysterectomy would be classified as a moderate risk surgery, and ...

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