An 18-year-old Indianapolis woman was paralyzed two weeks ago at an Indianapolis Hospital after an improperly programmed pain killer pump gave her ten hours of pain killer in one hour. She lost the ability to walk but has slowly regained movement in her legs.
She was in the hospital giving birth to her first child. Fortunately the child is in good health. The anesthesiologist that administered the painkiller works on contract with the hospital but it is ultimately the hospital that employs the anesthesiologist.
The same Indianapolis Hospital recently made news by giving adult doses of blood thinner to premature babies resulting in the death of three of the infants. What has the hospital done to correct this situation? After one mistake you think that the hospital would be more careful about administering any type of drug. It will be interesting to see what kinds of legal ramifications come of these mistakes. The hospital HAS to be held accountable for their actions.