Hospitals Own Up to Errors
In this case, 18-month-old Kaelyn Sosa suffered a bump on the head in a fall at home. Her mother took her to the emergency room to make sure it wasn't serious. While Kaelyn was under sedation in an MRI machine, her breathing tube was dislodged, cutting off her oxygen and causing a crippling brain injury. The hospital owned up to their error and entered into a settlement.
This happens so infrequently despite nearly 100,000 deaths resulting from medical errors. I wish every medical provider in Washington state would review this artical. In my experience, insurers for medical providers in Washington are reluctant to step up to the plate and admit fault even when the error is obvious.