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From: Sewhappie
Date: 01-18-2007, 06:06 PM (1 of 5)
The Cleveland Clinic is making Headlines this week.

First was the story of the Dr who killed a dog just to prove that some kind of medical devise worked. He didn't have the approval of the Hospital Board and because of this the Hospital stands to lose their research permits.
And now the story of a 59 yr old woman who died 5 yrs after a lung reduction operation. Her body was donated to a research lab where they found a surgery towel 18x24 behind the woman lungs. They have been able to prove that the towel was the cause of her death. Her family is suing the Hospital.

And they wonder why people don't like Hospitals...
User: Sewhappie
Member since: 10-27-2001
Total posts: 1427
From: Bama
Date: 01-18-2007, 06:47 PM (2 of 5)
I heard about the doc who killed the dog but I hadn't heard about the woman before now. That's scary.
A friend of mine had a pace maker put in about 2 years ago. She had even more health problems after that surgery. She kept telling her doctor she felt worse and that there seemed to be more of a "bump" where her pacemaker was than she had expected there to be. Well, this past summer she had a hot, red swollen spot come up around the pace maker and went to her doctor. He told her that too much wire had been left with the pace maker and it had just shifted or something like that. That night her husband made her go to the emergency because the spot was starting to ooze. :sick: The doctor had left a sponge underneath the pacemaker.
Her new cardiologist said she hadn't even needed the pacemaker in the first place.
User: Bama
Member since: 03-21-2000
Total posts: 2116
From: Chrysantha
Date: 01-18-2007, 08:45 PM (3 of 5)
And Dr's wonder why we get mad at them and get 2nd opinions...
User: Chrysantha
Member since: 09-06-2002
Total posts: 2414
From: esrun3
Date: 01-18-2007, 08:48 PM (4 of 5)
OMG! No wonder people are afraid to stay in a hospital these days. Even as an RN I tend to feel the quicker you are out the better off you are! And people wonder why you have to mark the arm/leg, whatever that is going to be operated on!

My grandson broke his arm a couple years ago and even though they were going to put it back in place without opening up the arm, they did put him under-he was only 6- and they had mark the arms with yes or no on them so they were sure to "fix" the correct arm!
User: esrun3
Member since: 12-02-2004
Total posts: 2345
From: SummersEchos
Date: 01-18-2007, 11:34 PM (5 of 5)
I had a lump removed from my left breast around 1995. Two years later after I had gotten the thumbs up, I noticed this black spot where I had the removal. I really didn't think much about it but it became longer. So I went to see my primary care doc.and he removed it. It was a staple. Then he found a few more of them father down.

User: SummersEchos
Member since: 09-29-2004
Total posts: 884
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