| Oct 7, 2011
Michelle Malizzo Ballog was nervous as hospital staff wheeled her into surgery to replace a temporary stent in her liver. In a procedure two weeks earlier, also at University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago, she had awakened too early from the...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 7:01 PM
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (KTLA) -- An expert reviewer from the Medical Board of California told the jury Wednesday that Dr. Conrad Murray's care of Michael Jackson leading up to his death was so inadequate that it violated the Hippocratic oath, an ethical...
| Oct 17, 2011
| 12:11 AM
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (KTLA) -- The trial of Dr. Conrad Murray will be delayed until at least Wednesday to give the defense time to study new lab test results the prosecution contends show Michael Jackson did not ingest a fatal overdose of sedatives.
| Apr 27, 2011
| 2:26 PM
For many patients, anesthesia is the scariest part of surgery. But you can ease your fears — and help prevent the rare negative outcome — with awareness and good communication with doctors, says Dr. Paul Rein of Virginia Anesthesia VAPCS in...
| Oct 25, 2011
| 4:54 PM
SANTA ANA, Calif. (KTLA) -- An anesthesiologist in Orange County, already accused of sexually assaulting two female patients while they were unconscious, has now been charged with assaulting a third woman.
Yashwant Balgiri Giri, 58, is charged with one...
| Jun 3, 2011
| 7:16 AM
A growing shortage of medications for a host of illnesses has hospitals around the country scrambling for substitutes to avoid patient harm and in some cases, even delaying treatment.
While the shortage has not affected patient care locally, both...
| Jun 25, 2011
| 6:38 PM
For a time this year, a psychiatric hospital run by the state of Maryland didn't have enough injectable drugs for schizophrenia patients who refused to take pills.
Doses of the most effective drug to boost blood pressure in patients at risk of dying from...
| Aug 15, 2011
| 3:16 PM
I’ve never had a farmer pass out on me in nearly 15 years of practice. I’ve heard them complain, leave the room, gag and retch, but they’ve always remained on their feet during even the most disgusting procedures. That is, until a few...
| Oct 27, 2011
| 5:10 PM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Round two of the battle of the propofol experts started Thursday afternoon in the trial of Michael Jackson's doctor as the defense anesthesiology expert began his testimony.
When Dr. Paul White continues his testimony Friday, and he...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 4:59 AM
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- The jury in the Conrad Murray trial is in recess until Thursday, when closing arguments are set to begin. Murray is accused of involuntary manslaughter in the death of pop star Michael Jackson in June 2009.
On Tuesday, Murray ended...
| Nov 4, 2011
| 8:22 AM
A review by the Joint Commission found several problems at Carlisle Regional Medical Center. The Commission gathers information about accredited medical centers through direct observations by employees and other interviews.
This comes after an...