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Hospital Settles over Heart Surgery Error

A hospital settled $260,000 with a patient whose surgeon used the wrong angiogram films in performing her triple bypass surgery. The doctor did not realize he had made the medical error until he was closing the patient up. Afterwards he disclosed the surgical error to the patient and her husband but said she should not have any adverse effects since her arteries were almost identical to the arteries in the angiogram he initially used. The patient filed a lawsuit claiming surgeon and hospital negligence in mixing up the records. Months later the patient discovered she had to have another surgery to correct the medical mistakes made by her first surgeon at the hospital.

Read more about the negligent surgeon here.