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More surgical errors committed after night of drinking

The Archives of Surgery recently published a study showing a correlation between surgical errors and hangovers.  According to the study, surgeons who perform an operation the morning after a night of drinking commit about 50 percent more errors than they would normally.

The study asked 8 surgeons and 16 students to go out to dinner one evening.  Half of the students were instructed not to drink any alcohol.  The rest of the group was told they could drink as much as they wanted up to the point of being drunk.  The following morning, surgeons and students performed surgery on a virtual reality patient.

Researchers found that both surgeons and students committed more surgical errors than when tested before, despite the fact that only one of the participants had a detectable level of alcohol in their system.

To discuss the steps to take after being the victim of a surgical error, contact the Champaign personal injury attorneys of Bruno Law Offices at 217-328-6000 today.

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