Shocking, The patient caught fire while undergoing surgery
|Patient caught fire while undergoing surgery at the NYU Langone medical center./ source via - google search, world news.|
The blaze broke out when a medical instrument was used 'in the presence of oxygen' during a procedure at NYU Langone Medical Center.
The incident happened in December 2014 amid a 'failure' in communications 'between the surgeon and anesthesiologist,' who, the report said, was not aware the instrument would be used 'in the presence of oxygen.'
The name of the patient, nature and date of the surgery, and the type of instrument that started the fire were not revealed in the state report, which was heavily redacted.
There are many such incidents happening in America every year, Due to electrical faults or equipment igniting oxygen, doctors have been inadvertently setting fire to patients' faces, hands, and upper bodies often during minor operations.