would ever find out that there was a screw driver in his spine and not the

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would ever find out that there was a screw driver in his spine and not the titanium rods he was told was being implanted. One nurse found the courage to retrieved the screw driver from the 3
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RUNNING HEAD: MILESTONE ONE: MALPRACTICE CASE operating room and bring it to a lawyer. It was not until that point that the family was notified about this case of malpractice. Accountability Dr. Ricketson was not practicing within his scope of practice when he made the decision to use a screw driver instead of titanium rods in Arturo Iturralde’s spine. HMC did not follow proper protocol when the operating room did not check in the items that were sent to them. Prior to surgery it should have been reviewed by both Dr. Ricketson and the operating nurses that all the proper parts were there and ready to be implanted. Medtronic is not responsible for any piece in this case since they had record of the shipment being shipped and it was received by the hospital. “ The jury found that both Dr. Ricketson and HMC were negligent, and their negligence was a substantial factor in causing Arturo's harm. The jury apportioned 65% of the fault to Dr. Ricketson and 35% to HMC (Findlaw p.2). 4
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RUNNING HEAD: MILESTONE ONE: MALPRACTICE CASE References Arpey, N. C., Gaglioti, A. H., & Rosenbaum, M. E. (n.d.). How Socioeconomic Status Affects Patient Perceptions of Health Care: A Qualitative Study - Nicholas C. Arpey, Anne H. Gaglioti, Marcy E. Rosenbaum, 2017. Retrieved from FindLaw's Intermediate Court of Appeals of Hawaii case and opinions. (n.d.). Retrieved from Fremgren, B. (2016). Professional Liability and Medical Malpractices. Medical Law and Ethics . Boston, MA: Pearson Education, Inc. 5
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