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Patient Safety First!

Surgicalfire.org is a passionate advocate for patient safety. 40% of Americans and more than 1/3 of physicians have experienced medical errors.

Here you'll find the resources, information and personal stories you need to take an active role in protecting yourself and others from the catastrophic effects of surgical fires.

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Personal Stories

Cathy Reuter's Personal Story:

I was compelled to work toward awareness after my mother was a victim of a surgical fire - the complications and medical errors from which took her life.

I am committed to creating awareness for medical safety.

Here is my story, and stories from others who have suffered the consequences of a surgical fire.

Read on...