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Ethel Easter hid a tape recorder in her braids during her hernia surgery and recorded what she says was the operating room staff making dis- paraging remarks about her body. You can listen for yourself. osmag.net/XtwDD8 Some sales reps know more about a medical device than the sur- geon does. But should they be the ones to blame if the product malfunctions? osmag.net/PE8Hzr Police told a 25-year-old woman about a week after her colonoscopy that her gastroenterologist had allegedly touched her inappropri- ately while she was sedated. osmag.net/7eZgXV The American College of Surgeons released new guidelines that say that double-booking surgeries is OK, as long as patients are informed of the practice. osmag.net/fX4WgR The death of a 6-year-old boy is inspiring a new California law that would require oral surgeons to dis- close more information about the risks of anesthesia. osmag.net/5pwZXW A patient in an Arkansas hospital was diagnosed with the rare Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, a degenerative brain disorder commonly known as mad cow disease, that slowly destroys the brain and spinal cord of cattle. osmag.net/EFS3vw Facilities can be on the hook for negligent hiring if one of their staffers sexually assaults a patient under- going treatment, according to a recent court ruling. osmag.net/PhmYF5 An ENT surgeon who was charged last year with sexually assaulting at least 5 women is now facing several civil lawsuits from some of his alleged victims, who claim the doc inappropriately touched, assaulted or raped them. osmag.net/8DzkJQ It wasn't wrong-site surgery that spurred this patient's lawsuit against a prominent Connecticut hospital — it was her surgeon's attempt to cover it up. osmag.net/MQtXt7 Doctors say they may have found a new ACL- repair technique that facilitates regrowth of the patient's torn ligament. osmag.net/2vYYxR Top 10 viewed features on outpatientsurgery.net IN CASE YOU MISSED IT … Sign up for our e-mail alerts and manage your subscription preferences at outpatientsurgery.net/news/in-case-you-missed-it.php. You'll be first to know when we post breaking news, weekly updates, reader polls, discussion boards and other online exclusives.

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