Hospital Fined For Malpractice After Operating On Wrong Side Of Patient’s Brain

Rhode Island Hospital was fined $50,000 and reprimanded by the state Department of Health Monday after its third instance this year of a doctor performing brain surgery in the wrong side of a patient’s head.

“We are extremely concerned about this continuing pattern,” Director of Health David R. Gifford said in a written statement. “While the hospital has made improvements in the operating room, they have not extended these changes to the rest of the hospital.” Read more about the hospital’s medical malpractice.  If you have been injured by medical malpractice, contact our Connecticut medical malpractice lawyers.