Twelve hospitals in California have been fined by the state’s public health officials on multiple charges of medical errors and negligence. In the past four years, 124 Californian hospitals have been fined for 198 penalties totaling more than $4.6 million.
The money collected from the hospitals’ fines go towards improving patient safety. Medical errors like leaving foreign objects inside of patients during surgery, prescribing wrong medication, and unsupervised medical personnel conducting medical procedures were discovered. Each penalty carries a fine ranging from $50,000 to $75,000.
A 48 year-old man suffered neurological damage after an unsupervised nurse administered his anesthesia, an 82 year-old man died from hospital negligence after he fell causing his brain to bleed, and another patient had a lens defogging solution bottle left in his body after an operation.
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