Florida Physican Reprimanded for Delivering Radiation to the Wrong Lung of His Patient

The Florida Board of Medicine has disciplined a Gainesville radiation oncologist for delivering a high dose of radiation into the wrong lung of a 78-year-old patient.  A settlement has been approved by the board imposing a letter of concern against the doctor and ordering him to pay a $7,500 fine and additional costs and attend five hours in brachytherapy quality assurance classes and five hours in risk management.

According to Florida’s Department of Health’s complaint, the doctor put high-dose radiation into the right lung of the patient  when it was supposed to go to the left lung.

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