When Fire Strikes the Surgical Suite

An examination of products liability and medical malpractice claims when hospital or operating room fires injure patients.

November 11, 2013

A fire triangle is created in an operating room when a flammable substance is used to sterilize the patient’s body, the environment is oxygen-rich and it is ignited by an electrocautery tool or other medical device.

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