Medical Malpractice News

20May, 2013

The State of Disclosure

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A surgeon at a St. Louis hospital performed a “right-sided craniotomy procedure,” when instead he should have performed a “left-sided craniotomy bypass” in April 2013. A wrong-sided surgery that left the 54-year old patient crippled and dependent on around-the-clock care. The correct surgery was performed six days later but the damage was done. The surgeon, an employee of the hospital, apparently confessed his mistake quickly, but a lawsuit was filed the first week of May 2013 coupled with a sensational media story. A few days later the CEO of the […]