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MGH Suspends Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Program After Serious Complications due to Errors

As of April 17th, 2009, Massachusetts General Hospital (“MGH”) reportedly suspended its pediatric cardiac surgery program after two babies suffered serious complications following errors made during open-heart surgery. State public health officials were investigating after receiving notification from the hospital that it was no longer

By |2018-07-09T01:39:59+00:00May 29th, 2018|Consumer Advice, Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

Increase in Robotic Surgeries Raise Concerns

Robotic surgical equipment, now solely made in the United States by Intuitive surgical Inc. of Sunnyvale, Calif., has been a topic of controversy since its U.S Food and Drug Administration approval in 2000. Recently at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, seven nurses and doctors along

Massachusetts sees an Overwhelming Jump in Hospital Mistakes

Within the last year, Massachusetts acute-care hospitals reported over 750 serious medical errors and patient injuries. This number is a 70 percent jump from previous years, causing concern for Hospital executives, as well as the patients and their families who were harmed by these errors.

Medical Devices – Injury Risks Can Be Significant

While technology advances, so do the prospects of healing the sick and repairing the disabled parts of our bodies. However, with progress comes costs ¾ the costs of the people injured and the lives lost by medical devices being designed and manufactured with defects and

Framingham Pharmacy’s Mold-Contaminated Painkillers: Death Toll on the Rise

Deaths and illnesses linked to the fungal meningitis and abscess outbreak blamed on a Framingham compounding pharmacy could continue to rise for the next six months — a full year after the last environmentally poisoned drugs were administered — a top doctor for the Centers

Spacelabs Anesthesia Workstations and Service Kits: Class 1 Recall – Defect in CAS I/II Absorbers

Spacelabs Anesthesia Workstations and Service Kits: Class 1 Recall – Defect in CAS I/II Absorbers There is a defect in CAS I/II Absorbers in the Spacelabs Anesthesia Workstations and Service Kits that may cause a condition leading to an increase in the carbon dioxide concentration

UPDATE! Hospitals get Advisory Letter: Massachusetts Issues Caution About Robotic Surgery

In Massachusetts, the state advised that hospitals pay attention to whether direct-to-patient marketing changes how they select patients, given that such advertising has led patients to seek out certain procedures from their doctors. Hospitals were also cautioned to make sure their websites include the risks

Robot Surgery Risk Needs Disclosure as Injuries Rise

Many robotic surgeries involve a doctor utilizing a video-game style console several feet from the patient, where he or she peers into a high- definition display. Foot pedals and hand controls are often used to maneuver mechanical arms equipped with surgical tools, guided by a

Compounding Pharmacy Update

According to the Boston Globe, on at least two occasions in the past decade, Massachusetts pharmacy officials have displayed indifference in their supervision of a concerning Framingham compounding pharmacy (The New England Compounding Center) that is linked to the nationwide meningitis outbreak that has killed