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July 2013 Archives

Roller coaster accident claims woman's life

Visitors of Wisconsin amusement parks often spend days, weeks, and sometimes, hours planning their trip. However, they rarely prepare for catastrophic situations, such as injuries or even wrongful death. An investigation is underway following a deadly accident that occurred July 19 at a Six Flags amusement park located in Texas.

Woman wakes up before her organs are harvested

A 39 year-old woman awoke just as the surgeons were about to begin to remove her organs for donation to patients on waiting lists to receive them in a medical malpractice case that occurred in 2009. Although incidents such as this are rare in occurrence, they are an example of how Wisconsin hospitals must ensure that protocol is established and followed when determining whether a patient is truly medically deceased and avoid medical malpractice.

Unplanned gallbladder surgery may lead to complications

Wisconsin patients who are facing gallbladder surgery may be interested to hear about a study that has found emergency gallbladder surgery to be more at risk of complications than planned surgery. The results of this study do not reveal if these complications are due to medical malpractice or other factors. The study reviewed approximately 600 surgeries that took place over an eight month period. Of those surgeries, 22 patients had complications after the surgery. Eighteen of those patients were those who suddenly had to undergo emergency surgery. The study also revealed that undergoing surgery after 7 p.m. and being an older male were also risk factors.

One person injured in Wisconsin car accident

A Milwaukee man is facing DUI charges following a two-car accident that sent the other driver to the hospital. He had a 14-year-old passenger with him at the time of the auto accident. The 14-year-old was not injured; the three children in the other car were not reported to have suffered any injuries either.

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