Attorney Looks Into Death of a Cancer Patient Due to Radiation Error
Posted on Feb 22, 2010
My colleague John C. wrote about a cancer patient named Jerome Parks who tragically died due to an error in his radiation treatment. There were opportunities to catch the mistakes, but medical operators failed to notice the preventable errors.
According to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), preventable medical errors kill as many as 98,000 people every year at a cost of $29 billion. That's like two 737s crashing every day for a whole year.
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