Heated IV bag: surgical patient sues for burn.

Position:Rodriguez v. Palm Springs General Hosp., - Brief article
 
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A heated IV bag was placed under the armpit of the sixty-six year-old patient for about two hours during hip-replacement surgery.

After the procedure the patient had a very uncomfortable burn wound which required more than a year of treatment with topical steroid creams.

The patient's lawyer argued there was no plausible explanation for the injury other than negligence by the hospital's certified registered nurse anesthetist who used the IV...

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