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Are Cameras Coming To The Operating Room?

Airplanes have them, boats have them and now your local hospital might get them too—we’re talking about black boxes. A group of researchers at Toronto University is trying out a pilot project to bring cameras into the operating room to help improve the performance of doctors. Right now, the project is only being tried in two U.S. hospitals, but new legislation may seek to spread projects just like this all across the country. Are Cameras Coming To The Operating Room? In 2003, a young woman living in Florida was undergoing a routine cosmetic surgery when she was put into a coma by a deadly dose of propofol—one of the drugs implicated in Michael Jackson’s death. Several months later she passed, surrounded by family. The doctor in charge of the surgery lost his license to practice medicine in Florida, but he was not criminally charged. To this day, that family still…
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Is Your Hospital Taking You Seriously?

She came to the emergency room with stomach pains, and she never made it home. A 57-year-old woman from Tallahassee, Florida had sought medical treatment from Calhoun Liberty Hospital. She was seen by a doctor and released from the hospital not long after, but something was wrong. Is Your Hospital Taking You Seriously? The 57-year-old refused to leave the hospital, and insisted on getting oxygen. The nurses refused, and called the police to take the woman away instead of reexamining her. When the police arrived, they put handcuffs on the woman and escorted her to the police car. She collapsed before they could get her into the vehicle. Did The Hospital Try To Save Her? She was rushed back into the hospital where doctors battled to save her life for two hours, but it was too late. The woman passed, and an autopsy later ruled that her death was the…
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