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Cancer Patient Receives Wrong Dosage, Dies During Nurses’ Strike

David W. Hodges
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Partner at Kennedy Hodges LLP practicing pharmacy error, medical malpractice and personal injury law
Posted on Oct 28, 2011
Members of the California Nurses Association and National Nurses United allege that hiring replacement nurses for hospital shifts resulted in the death of a patient.

The patient was receiving long-term cancer care at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland, California when she was the victim of a fatal medication error. According to police, the accident occurred during a strike event, and the woman's "non-prescribed dosage" was administered by a stand-in nurse.

The accident occurred just three days after a statewide strike began, causing thousands of California nurses to leave their posts. When nurses arrived Saturday morning, they found that the management at Summit Medical Center had locked the doors and hired replacement staff.

The patient's name was not released, but has been reported to be a 66-year-old Oakland woman.

Many union members argue that the accident would not have happened if they had not been locked out of the hospital.

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