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February 03, 2016, by Criminal Justice for Healthcare-malpractice.com

Stanford Health Employee Accused of Molesting Sedated Patients

Co-workers at surgery center called police after witnessing "inappropriate touching."

A former employee at the Stanford Medicine Outpatient Center in Redwood City, Calif., has been arrested and jailed for allegedly molesting anesthetized patients, according to news reports.

Robert Lastinger, 55, whose LinkedIn profile lists his position...
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Deviant behaviour
Deviant behaviour

Surgical Assistant Catches Nurse Anesthetist Fondling Himself in OR

February 02, 2016, by Shocking and torid claims of sexual abuse and harassment

The cellphone video is part of a lawsuit that allegedly shows a pattern of sexual harassment at a California hospital.

 A surgical tech who claims she's the victim of sexual harassment from a CRNA and a surgeon caught one of her tormenters red-handed. Shocking cellphone video made public recently shows nurse anesthetist...
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Who is keeping an eye on this patient
Who is keeping an eye on this patient
Corrective actions needed
Corrective actions needed

Furious at Administrators, Surgeon Allegedly Threatened to Get Assault Rifle

January 30, 2016, by Police Notice

A Kentucky orthopedic surgeon who repeatedly hinted that he might use an assault rifle to settle his differences with hospital administrators was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and terroristic threats earlier this week, police say. You can view the police report here.

Ted Jefferson, DO, was arrested after a series of...
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Busted for terrorism!
Busted for terrorism!
Ready for surgery?
Ready for surgery?

Even Hopsitals know who to point the finger at after the colon endoscope death outbreak

January 27, 2016, by Administraion

Hospital Sues Olympus Over Duodenoscope Infections

Seattle's Virginia Mason Medical Center, the target of a lawsuit stemming from the death of a 57-year-old patient who was allegedly infected by a non-sterile duodenoscope, has joined with the patient's widow in suing Olympus America.

The patient, Richard Bigler, of Woodway, Wash., was one of 39...
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Dying from diffuse infection
Dying from diffuse infection
Severe post procedure pain from infection
Severe post procedure pain from infection

When Bad Things Happen to Patients

January 25, 2016, by Taylor Spence, Administration

Patients experience adverse outcomes due to medical negligence every day. Although physicians have legitimate worries about being sued, the fact is that fewer than 10% of those patients and families will actually file a malpractice suit.   Why do so many patients with valid claims decline to sue physicians and medical institutions?

Patients...
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Too many bad medical outcomes
Too many bad medical outcomes
The strength of our Expert's testimony securing a verdict
The strength of our Expert's testimony securing a verdict

Complication rates are higher in surgeons with 20+ years of experience.

January 16, 2016, by Susan Justice

Over the years, research has found that the "sweet spot" in a surgeon's career typically starts after 10 to 15 years in the field. This summer, a study published found that after an initial learning phase, surgeons hit a plateau in their performance from 1 to 15 years into their career,...
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Beyond the prime time
Beyond the prime time
Bad postop outcome
Bad postop outcome
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Anesthesia Tech Sentenced to 1 Year for Molesting Unconscious Patients
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