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V.A. Is Fined Over Errors in Radiation at Hospital

Posted on Mar 25, 2010 in Uncategorized

  By WALT BOGDANICH Published: March 17, 2010 The Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Wednesday announced its second-largest fine ever against a medical institution — $227,500 — after finding that the veterans hospital in Philadelphia had caused an “unprecedented number” of radiation errors in treating prostate cancer patients. N.R.C. fines for medical errors involving radiation rarely exceed several thousand dollars. But commission officials said the size of the fine was justified by the magnitude of the failure at the hospital. Federal investigators said the hospital made significant errors,...

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