19-year old Raina Ferraro is in a vegetative state after a routine endoscopy went awry. She had entered Phelps Memorial Hospital Center complaining of stomach pains. Hospital staff ordered an endoscopy and Raina's parents allege that anesthesia was not properly administered during her procedure which led to brain damage.
According to Hudson Valley News, "Her parents are also pushing for a state law that would require cameras inside operating rooms to document proof of malpractice." A recent opinion piece in the Miami Herald discussed the pros and cons to such video cameras in surgical settings.
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