An Ohio pharmacist has pleaded no contest to charges of involuntary manslaughter after failing to properly supervise a subordinate who wrongly formulated a chemotherapy preparation, resulting in the death of a two-year-old child. [Cleveland Plain Dealer via MedCityNews]. Scott Greenfield comments. Per MedCityNews, "Criminal prosecution for medical malpractice [...] is extremely rare in the United States, but maybe that's starting to change; more than half of the criminal cases since 1809 have been filed since 1984."
Criminalizing medical errors