Professor Alberto Bernabe -
The John Marshall Law School
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Hospital fined after fifth incident of surgery on the wrong part of the body in two years
As reported widely over the internet by now, Rhode Island Hospital was fined $150,000 by the state of Rhode Island and is required to install new monitoring equipment in operating rooms following a violation of safety policies that resulted in surgeons operating on the wrong finger of a patient last month. The surgical mistake was the at least the fifth wrong-site surgery at the hospital since 2007. Go here for more on this story.