Posted 10/31/2014 by hhill
Mistakes happen. We all know; we all make them. Medical mistakes, big medical mistakes, however, are the stuff of nightmares. Many of us remember the death of Betsy Lehman, a 39 year old mother of two girls and Boston Globe
health reporter, who died in 1994 after an overdose of chemotherapy drugs given during a bone marrow transplant (a treatment then in use for women with very aggressive or metastatic breast cancers). Betsy was my friend, so I especially remember this fiasco.