OR fire breaks out, leads to $450,000 settlement

January 2007
Healthcare Risk Management;Jan2007, Vol. 29 Issue 1, Special section p3
The article examines a case wherein a $450,000 settlement was agreed when an otolaryngologist and a nurse anesthesiologist claimed that their patient, an 81-year-old man who suffered severe burns due to an accidental fire during surgery following a heart attack, died because of his heart ailment and not the burns.


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