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BAD NEWS HOSPITAL ADMITS NEW ERROR

A hospital where errors killed one patient and left another with the wrong leg amputated has admitted another mistake: nearly sterilizing a woman without her consent.

The woman, whose name was not released, had one of her fallopian tubes tied during a Caesarean delivery March 16 at University Community Hospital. The doctor stopped the procedure after an operating room staff member told him the woman didn't authorize it. On March 3, a patient died when a hospital worker mistakenly shut off his ventilator. Eleven days earlier, the wrong leg was amputated on a diabetic patient suffering from gangrene.

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