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  • Spinal Injection Causes Paralysis One of the few comforts that a patient can rely on when undergoing a major procedure is that they usually get to meet and talk to the doctor who will be performing their operation. When that trust is betrayed, patients have a right to be upset. For example, a man was admitted to a hospital to receive an acrylic injection to his spinal column. The procedure was supposed to help the man with his back pain. The man decided to undergo the procedure after discussing the risks with his doctor. After the procedure, the patient was paralyzed. Apparently the injection was performed incorrectly and the inserted fluid spread to inappropriate parts of the spine. Additionally, the patient found out that the doctor who performed the operation was not the one that he consulted with.
  • Falling Off an Operating Table Many say the best place to sustain an injury is in a hospital because then immediate care can be provided. However, it is unlikely these people would suggest that falling off an operating room table is a good thing. For a man in Minnesota this is what happened.
  • Improperly Performed Sinus Surgery: Permanent Injury The intricacies of the human body are complicated. One of the most perplexing areas of the human body is the human head which houses the ears, eyes, nose, and mouth. Each body part is as important as the sensory ability they enable. That is why a mistake during a medical procedure on one of these areas can be tragic. That is what happened to a woman in New Jersey who suffered permanent and debilitating eye damage while undergoing a "routine" sinus operation.
  • Death From A Ruptured Shunt-NY Medical Malpractice Lawyer Explains Today's video tip is is about a man who bled to death after undergoing dialysis. This man had been receiving dialysis for about a year or two. And in the week before the fateful day he had been complaining to the nurse and the technician who set up the dialysis equipment that he was having pain in his arm where the equipment would be attached. Dialysis patients have something called an AV shunt, which is a connection between the artery and the vein that resides in the arm. And the nurse or the technician attaches the needle into that shunt in order to filter the patient's blood.
  • Retained Lap Pad-Patient Needs 2nd Surgery To Remove I questioned a nurse last week in a case where a sponge was left inside a patient during gynecologic surgery. She was a "scrub nurse" who assisted the doctor with instruments. It was her obligation, together with the "circulating nurse" to keep track of how many instruments were used; how many needles were used, and how many sponges or lap pads were used.