It has been alleged that a Pennsylvania hospital incorrectly programmed pumps that dispense of pain medication, and this has led to at least three overdoses during the years of 2010 and 2011. As one patient received more than five times the required dosage of morphine, that individual died one day after surgery due such hospital errors.
Pennsylvania doctors must place the safety of their patients first. This means that they must keep current on all pertinent medical information in their area expertise, and especially for the medications and medical devices that they rely on in the care of their patients. Failure to do so can lead to doctor errors that can have real life consequences for their patients.