Japan's Gunma hospital admits medical errors in 8 patients' deaths

Japan's Gunma hospital admits medical errors in 8 patients' deaths

Gunma University Hospital has admitted in its final report that the hospital is at fault in relation to the death of all eight patients who died after undergoing liver operations using a laparoscope, The Yomiuri Shimbun learned Monday.

The final report of the investigation is to be released Tuesday, according to hospital sources.

The hospital indicated its intention to pay compensation to the families of the deceased, the sources said.

It was found in November that the eight patients died after laparoscopic liver surgeries performed at the hospital's No. 2 surgical department from November 2011 to May 2014.

The hospital - which set up an internal investigative committee that includes five outside members - has examined the cases.

To read more, pick up the March 4 print edition of The Japan News.

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