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Klein A. The Washington Post. December 30, 2005:A3.
This article reports on incidents in which patients were exposed to a rare brain disease after contaminated surgical instruments were used during their brain surgeries.
Associated Press. MSNBC. November 27, 2007.
This news article reports repeated incidents of wrong-side surgery at the same facility, and state and hospital reactions to the errors.
Zarembo A. Los Angeles Times. April 6, 2010.
This newspaper article reports on device failures in the context of organizational and individual accountability for unreliable equipment, aborted surgery, and treatment delay.
Biel L. ProPublica. October 2, 2018.
This news article reports on systemic weaknesses that enabled a surgeon with poor skills to continue to perform procedures after numerous surgical errors that resulted in patient harm. A past PSNet perspective explored the risk of recurring medicolegal events among providers who have received unsolicited patient complaints, faced disciplinary actions by medical boards, or accumulated malpractice claims.