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Surgeons poor success rate for kidney transplants being investigated

A surgeon who had a 76% success rate for kidney transplants compared to the national average of 94% is being investigated by the Michigan Board of Medicine following a medical malpractice case. A teenager had a kidney transplant donated by his mother but it failed within weeks. 11/2 years later he died after stopping his dialysis treatment. The teen's family was awarded $1.5 million after suing the hospital and doctor.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by The Detroit News

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About: Surgeons poor success rate for kidney transplants being investigated

Date: 10 November 2004

Source: The Detroit News

Author: Sheri Hall

URL: http://www.detnews.com/2004/business/0411/10/C01-1195.htm

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