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How many times does a plumber have to screw up when called to your house before you take him off your list? Would you give him 16 shots at doing things right?

Well, there is this surgeon who is still putting on his scrubs despite an amazing trail of malpractice lawsuits.

Suits allege hospitals negligent for allowing doctor to operate

LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa – The 16 lawsuits pending against Dr. Anthony Mauriello are unusual for a number of reasons beyond their number.

Corporate negligence claims are not common in malpractice cases.

In many of the cases involving Mauriello, Lancaster Regional Medical Center or Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center are accused of corporate negligence for retaining the orthopedic surgeon on their staffs.

Health Management Associates, which is alleged to be the Florida-based owner of both hospitals, is accused of corporate negligence for the same reason.

Each count in these lawsuits is supported by a certificate of merit pledging that a medical professional has found basis to conclude that the defendant’s treatment “fell outside acceptable professional standards.”

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