In my blog post from January, I discussed the surgical “black box,” a device developed by researchers at the University of Toronto that would track a surgeon’s actions during surgery and record any errors. The purpose of the device would be to collect data during surgery that could later help shed light on why

Not every complication which occurs during or as a result of surgery is actionable under the law.  Some complications are foreseeable and a risk of certain procedures. In addition, just because a surgery is unsuccessful does not mean that a surgeon was negligent.  However, many complications are the result of a preventable mistake, and if