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Patient Loses Eye to Improper Sterilization of Surgical Equipment; Awarded $3.5 Million

10:24 EDT 19 Jul 2019 | Relias Media

The lessons from this case include the importance of proper sterilization, as well as the legal procedures and appeal options. The appellate court noted that the hospital did not dispute the possibility that a breach in the sterilization process had occurred; instead, the hospital focused its challenge on the fact that the patient had not presented convincing evidence demonstrating that the breach in sterilization practices had caused the infection.

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