Monday, March 03, 2003

Interesting Development in the Medical Malpractice Debate

Patient Dies After Operating Table Collapses During Heart Surgery

An inquiry has been ordered at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth (Britain) into the death of a female patient whose heart surgery was interrupted when the operating table on which she was lying began to collapse. The surgeon called for help to steady the table while he completed the surgery but the 70-year-old woman died three days later. Full story from Times Online.

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