Tag: Hospitals

Family of Irvo Otieno, Who Died in Custody in Virginia, Settles Suit for $8.5 Million

The family of a Virginia man who died after he was handcuffed and pinned to the floor by sheriff’s deputies and medical staff members for about 11 minutes earlier this year at a state psychiatric hospital has settled a lawsuit for $8.5 million with the state, county and sheriff’s office. The man, Irvo Otieno, 28, […]

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I’m an American Doctor. Here’s Why I Treat the Wounded Far From Home.

“I’ve still got my head on my shoulders,” the Ukrainian soldier told me shortly before I operated on him. “I’ll be all right.” He had volunteered to defuse mines, and a Russian drone had dropped a bomb over his position. The blast had obliterated one of his legs below the knee. Then there was the […]

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How Much Do Patients Need to Know About a Potentially Risky Treatment?

A visiting researcher at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center was startled when he read the warning from the Food and Drug Administration about a product that had been used in spine surgeries at the esteemed Manhattan hospital. The fluid, derived from umbilical cord blood, was not approved for such procedures, the agency cautioned, and its Idaho […]

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