Published May 23, 2012
A Connecticut hospital facing a lawsuit by a woman who says she was severely injured when she fell off an operating table after surgery says it deeply regrets what happened and apologized to the patient.
Attorneys for 81-year-old Florence Fiedler of New Canaan filed the lawsuit Tuesday against Yale-New Haven Hospital.
The lawsuit says Fiedler had a pacemaker implanted in February 2010 and fell off the table after the surgery. Her attorneys say she suffered fractures of the hip and collarbone, a traumatic head injury that resulted in bleeding under her skull and other injuries.
The lawsuit alleges the hospital improperly left Fiedler unattended.
Rob Hutchison, spokesman for Yale-New Haven Hospital, says the hospital promptly reported the incident to the state Department of Public Health.