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Surgeon fined $2 million in malpractice case

| Aug 14, 2019 | Surgical Errors

When you go in for surgery, you place your life in the hands of those operating on you. You may go into the operating room with the notion that the surgeon performing the procedure will give you their undistracted attention and concentrate fully on your operation. Yet, distractions occur and some medical professional’s thirst for more money may have them dividing their attention amongst a variety of things while performing your procedure. 

An orthopedic surgeon in Syracuse was recently convicted of malpractice after it was discovered that he had performed an alarming 14 operations in a one-day period. This shocking practice was discovered when a woman filed complaints against the surgeon for causing permanent damage during a hip replacement six years ago. It was found that she was the sixth patient the surgeon had operated on that day. An investigation found that the surgeon would begin a surgery, finish the most critical part of the operation and then leave the room to begin a procedure on another patient. 

The surgeon is said to have a 14-hour surgical day once a week, which some experts say can be dangerous to patients. The injured woman believed that if the surgeon would have dedicated more time to her case, she would not have ended up injured and have to use a cane to walk. 

If you feel that you have been a victim of medical negligence, you may want to contact an attorney regarding your rights and legal options. You may be entitled to compensation. 

 

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