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Medical malpractice prevents doctor from practising

A neurosurgeon has agreed to discontinue practising after he was tried for medical misconduct due to inadequately documenting the location of spinal surgery that was being planned by him. The operation was to take away pieces of spinal vertebrae, called a laminectomy, to improve symptoms of compressed nerves, including back pain. Allegedly the surgery was performed by another surgeon on the wrong site as documented in the patientís notes, which were later tampered with to correct the error.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by The Journal

Related Disease Topics:

  • Compressed nerves

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About: Medical malpractice prevents doctor from practising

Date: 23 September 2005

Source: The Journal

Author: Melissa Klein


Related Medical Topics

This summary article refers to the following medical categories:

  • Medical malpractice
  • Medical malpractice and back pain
  • Medical malpractice and wrong surgery
  • Medical malpractice and wrong surgical site
  • Medical malpractice and laminectomy
  • Medical malpractice and neurosurgery
  • Medical malpractice and neurosurgeon
  • Medical malpractice and patient notes
  • Medical malpractice and spinal surgery
  • Medical malpractice and back surgery
  • Medical error
  • Medical error and back pain
  • Medical error and wrong surgery
  • Medical error and wrong surgical site
  • Medical error and laminectomy
  • Medical error and neurosurgery
  • Medical error and neurosurgeon
  • Medical error and patient notes
  • Medical error and spinal surgery
  • Medical error and back surgery

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