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Mar232010

Botched Surgery

EyeOnBI.org has compiled documents related to the Hicks case to give the public the opportunity to decide how seriously the administration of Beth Israel Deaconess takes it’s commitment to “transparency and honesty” - or whether they engaged in a cover up.

 March 25, 2009: Repercussions for Sleeping Surgeon
A plastic surgeon at Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center fell asleep during surgery last June, and no senior hospital administrators interfered even though a nurse reported the doctor's erratic behavior, a Massachusetts health department investigation of the case found. The Boston Globe says the hospital has fired the surgeon, Dr. Loren J. Borud, and the state has temporarily suspended his license.

 March 25, 2009: State Faults Boston Hospital for Handling of Surgery Patient
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health found that a Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center doctor gave poor care to a patient and that the hospital didn’t do an adequate job of training personnel to report impaired doctors, according to the Boston Globe.

 March 25, 2009: Doctor dozed during surgery, report says

 August 3, 2008: Patient Left in Dark After Odyssey; Lawsuit Outlines Nightmare Surgery at Beth Israel
Synopsis: A patient reportedly endured a nearly seven hour surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess that should have taken only 90 minutes. After the surgery, the patient suffered significant complications, including chills, pain and bleeding. BIDMC allegedly waited weeks before informing the patient that his surgeon had fallen asleep twice during the procedure. The patient reports having received no apology. Read the lawsuit

 July 20, 2008: Cosmetic Doc Fired for ‘Impairment’: Two Other Beth Israel Allegations Date Back to ’01.

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