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Medical Mistakes & Apologies

In the United States, almost 100,000 people die each year because of mistakes in hospitals. Many more patients suffer from the consequences of medical errors, as well as infections and other preventable harm.

Sue Nevins is going through the experience right now. She's a nurse from Peabody who went in for minor surgery and came out with facial nerve damage, half her face paralyzed. WBUR's David Boeri has the story of what's happened since then.

Audio for this story will be available on WBUR's web site later today.

Later today, David Boeri and the Radio Boston team will have more on medical mistakes and apologies. Tune in to Radio Boston this afternoon at one o'clock on WBUR.

This program aired on February 1, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.

David Boeri Twitter Senior Reporter
Now retired, David Boeri was a senior reporter at WBUR.

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