Surgical procedures

FILE - In this April 21, 2017 file photo, Lena Dunham attends Variety's Power of Women event in New York. Dunham has written an incredibly personal essay about coming to terms with permanent infertility at age 31. Vogue.com published Dunham’s detailed account Wednesday of her decision to undergo a hysterectomy late last year to relieve what she describes as debilitating pain from endometriosis. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
February 14, 2018 - 3:53 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lena Dunham has written an incredibly personal essay about coming to terms with permanent infertility at age 31. Vogue.com published Dunham's detailed account Wednesday of her decision to undergo a hysterectomy late last year to relieve what she describes as debilitating pain...
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FILE - In this May 31, 2015 file photo, Bill Paxton arrives at the Critics' Choice Television Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Paxton's family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, and the surgeon who performed the actor's heart surgery, shortly before he died on Feb. 25, 2017. The suit filed Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 alleges the surgeon used a "high risk and unconventional surgical approach" that was unnecessary and that he lacked the experience to perform. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
February 13, 2018 - 9:37 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The family of Bill Paxton has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a Los Angeles hospital and the surgeon who performed the actor's heart surgery shortly before he died. The suit filed Friday against Cedars-Sinai Medical Center alleges the surgeon, used a "high risk and...
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This X-ray image provided by the attorney for Glenford Turner, of Bridgeport, Ct., shows a scalpel that Turner claims was left inside him after undergoing surgery in 2013 at a Veterans Administration hospital in Connecticut. The army veteran is suing the hospital after the scalpel was only discovered years later and he suffered from long-term abdominal pain. (Courtesy of FAXON Law Group via AP)
January 15, 2018 - 1:27 pm
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — An Army veteran is suing a Veterans Affairs Hospital in Connecticut after he says someone left a scalpel inside him after surgery, and it was only discovered years later, after he suffered from long-term abdominal pain. Glenford Turner, of Bridgeport, sued the VA in U.S...
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December 20, 2017 - 8:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A cosmetic-surgery firm that denied breast reduction surgery to three men with HIV violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by failing to consider the medical facts regarding each patient before deciding whether surgery could be safely performed, a judge said Wednesday. U.S...
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Naomi Findlay and Dean Wilkins, look at their daughter, three-week-old Vanellope Hope Wilkins who was born with an extremely rare condition in which the heart grows on the outside of the body, at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester, Monday Dec. 11, 2017. (Ben Birchall/PA via AP)
December 13, 2017 - 11:16 am
LONDON (AP) — British officials say a baby born with an extremely rare condition has survived three surgeries to place her heart inside her chest. Glenfield Hospital in Leicester said Wednesday that baby Vanellope Hope was born in late November with her heart growing on the outside of her body. The...
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November 14, 2017 - 10:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — An active-duty service member has received gender-reassignment surgery, the Pentagon said Tuesday, amid ongoing debate over whether transgender troops should be allowed to continue to serve in the military, Defense Department spokeswoman Dana White said the surgery was done...
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October 31, 2017 - 4:20 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the U.S. government to demand that it release a 10-year-old girl with cerebral palsy detained by Border Patrol agents after surgery because she is in the U.S. without legal permission. A lawsuit filed Tuesday alleges that by detaining Rosa...
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October 26, 2017 - 3:41 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A 10-year-old girl with cerebral palsy who entered the United States from Mexico without permission a decade ago is potentially facing deportation after having to cross a Border Patrol checkpoint in South Texas for emergency gallbladder surgery, a family lawyer said Thursday...
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October 24, 2017 - 1:57 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 36-year-old Oregon woman has filed a $1.8 million lawsuit against medical professionals who she says mistakenly suggested she undergo a double mastectomy and a hysterectomy. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Monday that Elisha Cooke-Moore's lawsuit says she underwent the...
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September 12, 2017 - 1:59 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — At least a dozen children who had heart surgery at Children's Hospital New Orleans between late May and July have infected incisions, apparently from contaminated equipment. The hospital's chief medical officer says the infections were linked to a machine that regulates a patient...
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