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.