• Kyodo


Gunma University Hospital on Tuesday admitted negligence in the deaths of eight patients following laparoscopic liver surgery, faulting its staff for failing to look into early deaths and a surgeon for falsifying a record.

Between 2010 and 2014, eight people died within four months of undergoing surgery conducted by laparoscope by one surgeon at the national institution.

Unable to view this article?

This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software.

Please add japantimes.co.jp and piano.io to your list of allowed sites.

If this does not resolve the issue or you are unable to add the domains to your allowlist, please see out this support page.

We humbly apologize for the inconvenience.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.