Read It in the Morning Paper: Pelican Surgery, Lawsuit

  • PELICAN: Surgery to remove a metal spring from the neck of a white pelican was successful, and the bird has been released back to Lake Morton. | YouTube video
  • LAWSUIT: Three women represented by the same pair of attorneys have filed medical malpractice lawsuits against Lakeland Regional Health and a two-doctor surgical team who performed laparoscopic hysterectomies whose incorrect sutures, the suits claim, caused later medical issues. The hospital declined to comment on pending litigation; the doctors, who no longer work at LRH, did not respond to requests for comment. (Subscription story)