NC Hospital Fire Caused by Defibrillation, Kills Patient, Injures 3 Others

What happened:  A fire at the Durham Regional Hospital was caused when sparks ignited during a defibrillation procedure being performed on a critically ill patient. The procedure is typically used to deliver an electric shock to the heart to re-establish normal rhythm. A report on WISTV said the fire department is investigating the fire but…

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Woman Whose Brain Damage Resulted From Medication Mismanagement Receives $120M Medical Malpractice Award

In late May 2012, a civil trial jury in Bronx, New York (NY), awarded $120 million to a woman and her family. Jurors determined that three hospitals and two neurologists caused the woman’s brain damage and permanent disability by mismanaging her prescription drug therapy after she suffered a seizure in 2004. The woman received multiple…

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