Is a dental practice liable if a patient is sexually assaulted by a contractor while under anesthesia? The Georgia Supreme Court recently decided, in the case of Goldstein Garber & Salama v. J.B., that it is not.
An anesthesiologist recently received a several-year prison sentence for prescribing controlled substances without a legitimate medical reason. One of this physician’s patients died from taking hydrocodone, which the physician had prescribed for no legitimate medical purpose.
This is an extreme case involving criminal behavior. Still, any allegation of Medicare or Medicaid fraud or abuse surely ranks at the top of anyones list of nightmare scenarios. It behooves providers and anesthesia
The patients were lined up in reclining chairs, waiting their turns. When the surgery center’s anesthesiologist reached her, Kathleen White yelped in pain as he injected a numbing agent into her left eye. An assistant whisked her into the operating room for her scheduled cataract surgery.
The surgery lasted no more than 15 minutes — her surgeon had 45 cases on the schedule that day — and seemed to go smoothly. But at a follow-up appointment the next day, a staffer removed the patch over White’s eye and told her to read the letters on a wall chart.
“I can’t,” White recalls telling her. “Everything is black.’’
A Philadelphia doctor was arraigned Wednesday in a Montgomery County Court on charges that he illegally provided drugs for more than a year to a woman he met on a "sugar daddy" website, prosecutors said.
A former Kaiser Permanente anesthesiologist has filed a $9 million lawsuit against the health organization, claiming he was fired after he repeatedly complained that cost-cutting measures were jeopardizing the safety of patients in the Portland area. Among those measures was
A DeKalb County jury has awarded a $4.3 million verdict to the two surviving children of a woman who died of massive internal bleeding after surgery.
The award represents a record verdict reported in a wrongful-death case in DeKalb County. On Oct. 18, 2010, Gloria J. Ormond, 57, went to Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb. She underwent laparoscopic surgery for a hiatal hernia.
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Veterans Administration Publishes Proposed Rule Recognizing Veterans Health Administration CRNAs, APRNs to their Full Practice Authority. This Long-awaited action triggers 60-day public comment period; All Veterans, their families and those who care about our military Personnel AND Veterans are urged to
In a paper published in JAMA Surgery on Wednesday by Joaquim M. Havens, a researcher at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, researchers found a surprising pattern related to deaths and emergency surgeries
As you may be aware, Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has been in ongoing settlement discussions with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) related to a Warning Letter issued in September 2014.
Today, we are pleased to announce that Pacira has reached an amicable resolution with the FDA, which reaffirms that EXPAREL® (bupivacaine liposome injectable suspension) is broadly indicated for use in a variety of surgeries not limited
We all know that we are responsible for our own actions, and that under the law
of negligence, this can include things that we do (“acts”) and things that we fail
to do (“omissions”). We also know that we can sometimes be responsible, under
the law, for the acts or omissions of others. For example, an employer may be
liable to third parties for the acts or omissions of its employees. In the case
of professional employees, an employer’s liability arises simply because of the
In surgery, when something goes wrong, minutes become hours.
Minutes are the focus of a lawsuit filed by the family of a 29-year-old Seymour nurse who died in February 2015 after undergoing minor elective sinus surgery at the North Haven Surgery Center. The suit alleges that the center waited as long as 29 minutes to call an ambulance after Katherine O'Donnell's blood pressure and pulse fell to critical levels on the operating table – and that doctors continued to proceed with surgery, even as their efforts
Recently Medscape came out with an article entitled "Why Anesthesiologists Get Sued". This is something both CRNAs and Anesthesiologist are always concerned about.
The take away parts of the article are:
How Often do we get sued?
- Only 5% of male MDAs and 2% of female MDAs were the only parties named in a suit
- 57% of make MDAs and 40% of female MDAs are involved in lawsuits in their career
- 85% of ob/gyns, 83% of general surgeons, and 79% of orthopedists have been sued.
- By age 54, 59% of
Michael C. Doll, MPAS, PA-C and incoming President of the American Academy of Physician Assistants recently wrote an article found HERE. In which he made some interesting points about Physician Assistants (PAs).