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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Dance Lessons Learned in the O.R.

Q: Is dancing in the operating room malpractice or multitasking?

When the music strikes, some people can't resist breaking into a little Texas two-step or other trendy dance moves. But if a surgeon is cutting the rug while cutting the patient in the operating room, a personal injury lawsuit may result.

Recently, a state medical board suspended a surgeon for "being a threat to public health" due to alleged multiple incidents of her hip-hop dancing that were reportedly videotaped during patients’ surgical procedures.

The doctor is reportedly being sued for medical malpractice by at least 9 or 10 unhappy patients, including one woman whose butt-lift procedure was one of those captured on tape. She says "her buttocks are now lopsided and her left side is continually itching" and claims the doctor should have paid more attention to the operation and not been distracted by dancing. The doctor reportedly denies any wrongdoing claims she's able to “multitask”.

Medical malpractice actions full within the area of personal injury law. In a personal injury suit, there is a victim who has sustained an injury as a result of the negligent, reckless, or intentional actions or inactions of someone else. In a medical malpractice action, that injury arises from a healthcare provider’s failure to meet the medical standard of care in the community with respect to examining, evaluating, diagnosing, treating, or caring for a patient. Doctors, nurses, healthcare workers, and medical institutions like hospitals may all be subject to a medical malpractice suit of they fail to uphold accepted standards of medical care and seriously injure a patient.

If the patient experiences a serious personal injury from physician or other healthcare provider malpractice, they may be entitled to recover compensatory damages for past and future medical bills, past and future mental anguish and physical pain, impairment or disfigurement, disability, as well as past and future loss of income or diminished earning capacity.

If you or a loved one has been injured or a loved one has been killed as a result of medical malpractice, the skilled personal injury attorneys at Chandler, Mathis & Zivley can help maximize the compensation to which you may be entitled. Contact us today for a free consultation.

From our offices in Lufkin and Houston, we serve clients throughout East Texas as well as those injured while visiting Texas.


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