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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
About: Surgeons poor success rate for kidney transplants being investigated
Date: 10 November 2004
Source: The Detroit News
Author: Sheri Hall
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