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March 2014 Archives

Surgical checklists have defenders and detractors

Colorado residents may be surprised when they find out how often some serious surgical errors are committed in operating rooms across the country. One technique is being used to ensure that they don't happen, but some new research is questioning its effectiveness.

Civil cases could resume after doctor is sentenced

The civil cases against a New York medical doctor, his medical practice group and hospitals where he worked, might be able to resume. A stay was imposed until the Poughkeepsie doctor's trial on insurance fraud concluded. According to federal prosecutors, the physician performed thousands of fraudulent and negligent surgeries over a five-year period for which he was paid $7.5 million. The surgical practice billed more than $35 million and the physician saw approximately 60 patients daily.

Family of disabled boxer planning $100 million suit 

Colorado boxing fans may have been aware of two previously undefeated boxers that squared off in New York late last year. Mike Perez took a 19-0 record into the fight, and Magomed Abdusalamov had compiled a previous 18-0 record. On Nov. 2, the heavyweight boxing match at Madison Square Garden between Perez and Abdusalamov was brutal. Abdusalamov had won all 18 of his previous fights in five rounds or less, but he lost a unanimous 10-round decision in this instance.

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