A couple in Illinois has filed a lawsuit against AdvocateLuthern General Hospital alleging a pharmacy error led to the death of theirinfant son.
According to court documents, the pharmacy technician at thePark Ridge, Illinois hospital incorrectly filed an intravenous bag with 60times the amount of sodium that Genesis Burkett’s doctor had prescribed. Thelawsuit, filed by Genesis’ mother, Fritzie Burkett, also alleges that hospitalstaff covered up the label on the IV bag, which correctly described the amountof sodium, with a sticker that displayed the doctor’s original prescribedamount.
Hospital spokeswoman Kelly Jo Golson issued a statementadmitting to several mistakes. “It was determined that a data entry error wasmade in the formulation of the IV solution,” Golson said. “The dosage of sodiumfor an IV ban from an order had been incorrectly entered into the machine thatmixes IV solutions.” Golson said management has taken “comprehensive stepsacross Advocate to ensure this type of tragedy does not happen again.”
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