Anesthesiologist files false claim suit in relation to concurrent surgery

An former MGH anesthesiologist has filed a false claims act suit in relations to concurrent surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital. The practice, described as dangerous in a long Boston Globe series,  has been defended by MGH as "an important method of managing busy operating rooms" that is widely used. According to the Globe, the anesthesiologist's suit … Continue reading Anesthesiologist files false claim suit in relation to concurrent surgery

Jury: Double-booked surgery did not lead to injury

From The Globe. A Boston jury on Monday found that a spine surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital failed to i nform a Westwood financial analyst that he planned to operate on two patients at once, but the jury concluded that the doctor’s divided attention did not cause the man’s quadriplegia. As a result the jury … Continue reading Jury: Double-booked surgery did not lead to injury

Surgeons, MGH react to to Globe story on surgery scheduling

Reaction to the Globe's Spotlight series on simultaneous surgeries -- where a surgeon has two operations going at the same time -- continues in the paper and beyond In late December, the paper reported:   The American College of Surgeons plans for a roughly 10-member committee — which includes both critics and supporters of concurrent surgeries … Continue reading Surgeons, MGH react to to Globe story on surgery scheduling