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How a rolling OR stool cost a hospital $7 million

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April 6, 2017

Mark Corbitt, MD, was finishing up a surgical case in operating room No. 5 at the South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta, when he tried to sit down and write orders in the patient’s chart. As he transferred his weight onto a four-legged rolling stool, it slipped out from underneath him. He fell to the floor and struck his head.

Mark Corbitt, MD, was finishing up a surgical case in operating room No. 5 at the South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta, when he tried to sit down and write orders in the patient’s chart. As he transferred his weight onto a four-legged rolling stool, it slipped out from underneath him. He fell to the floor and struck his head.



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