Surgical Error

Home/Hospital Negligence/Surgical Error

May 2020

Wrong Site Spine Surgery

By David Kulwicki|2020-05-23T17:07:57+00:00May 23rd, 2020|Medical Malpractice, Surgical Error|

Ohio Medical Negligence Lawyers Wrong site surgeries are all too common despite efforts to minimize their occurrence through a standardized “time out” before surgery.  The use of a timeout to identify the patient by name, date of birth, procedure, anatomy (including marking the site and side if applicable), patient position, relevant radiology result, antibiotic administration [...]

Comments Off on Wrong Site Spine Surgery

August 2018

Surgical Fires and Medical Malpractice

By David Kulwicki|2020-02-14T18:13:38+00:00August 24th, 2018|Surgical Error|

Medical Malpractice Lawyer, Cleveland OH Surgical fires occur with some frequency in Ohio hospitals and surgery centers.  Surgical fires are common enough that the Joint Commission, an independent, nonprofit organization that sets safety standards and accredits hospitals, published a Sentinel Alert in 2003 titled “Preventing Surgical Fires.”  Despite that, in 2012, the FDA published another [...]

Comments Off on Surgical Fires and Medical Malpractice

August 2016