Sourasky reports medical error that led to patient death

June 30, 2013 16:21

A 56-year-old man suffering from cirrhosis of the liver and liver cancer died at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center after a blood vessel in his chest was punctured when a catheter was put into a major vein, the hospital said on Sunday.

Although the medical team noticed their error and an anesthesiological specialist tried to save him, they did not succeed. The hospital reported the case to the Health Ministry and expressed management’s regret. Sourasky is investigating the circumstances of the case to learn from it, the spokesman said.

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