Rhode Island Woman Sues Miriam Hospital for Leaving Medical Device in Her Chest

This recent I-Team report from Providence TV station NBC 10, illustrates one of the most common medical risks faced by patients — physicians leaving behind a medical instrument. In this patient's case, part of a medical device used to administer chemotherapy was left in the plaintiff's chest.

One of our recent blog posts highlighted the list of top patient safety issues recently released by the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN), and "retained surgical items" was listed as the second most common patient safety issue. To see the full list, click on: Top 10 Patient Safety Issues: What More Can We Do?

I-Team report: N. Providence woman sues hospital over device left in body

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