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It Was a Routine Surgery. Then a Nurse Flipped a Switch

Private hospital in London is found negligent in banker's death

(Newser) - An inquest has blamed the death of an American banker who underwent a routine heart valve operation in Britain on a nurse's mistaken move, reports the Telegraph . Robert Entenman died in 2015 at age 57 at one of Britain's biggest private hospitals, London Bridge. The American, who left... More »

After Months of Fighting, Toddler Abruptly Taken Off Life Support

'He's gone,' says mom

(Newser) - Israel Stinson, 2, had a bad asthma attack on April 1, went into cardiac arrest, and was declared brain-dead at UC Davis Medical Center. Nearly five months of legal battling ensued, as the California toddler's parents—who did not agree with the prognosis—fought to keep him on life... More »

How Music Helps Hospital Patients Breathe Again

It helps lower anxiety, dyspnea during ventilator weaning: study

(Newser) - Scientists have discovered proof that music is its own kind of medicine, at least when it comes to patients on a ventilator. In a study out of the University of Pittsburgh, 22 males and six females coming off of mechanical ventilation after at least four days were given a "... More »

Family: Hospital Pushing Us to Unplug 13-Year-Old

Jahi McMath's family's lawyer in court today

(Newser) - The lawyer for the family of a girl declared brain-dead after a routine tonsil surgery is heading to court today in an attempt to keep Jahi McMath on life-support. The Oakland Children's Hospital has been pressuring family members to take the 13-year-old off her ventilator—and "quickly"—... More »

Nurse Caught on Tape Switching Off Ventilator

British nurse's blunder leaves man brain-damaged

(Newser) - A British quadriplegic who installed hidden cameras in his home because he was worried about the quality of his care was left severely brain damaged by a mistake that confirmed his suspicions. The cameras captured a nurse who lacked the proper training accidentally disconnecting his ventilator and then struggling to... More »

Hasan Awake, Talking

Ft. Hood suspect has been off life support since Saturday

(Newser) - A US Army hospital spokesman says Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, suspected in the deadly shooting spree at Fort Hood, Texas, is conscious and able to talk. The spokesman says Hasan remains in stable condition, and has been up and verbal since Saturday, when he came off a ventilator. More »

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