Patient’s death shows lapses at North Carolina hospital
Raleigh News & Observer, June 9, 2008
William Bobbitt Paschall's death at Louisburg, NC-based Franklin Regional Medical Center led to three federal investigations at Franklin Regional. Beyond Paschall's case, investigators found that the hospital violated dozens of federal standards designed to keep patients safe. Nurses and doctors failed to record critical medical information, and the hospital allowed nurse anesthetists to work without required supervision, according to two federal investigations. The third investigation has found problems with the hospital's pharmaceutical and respiratory services, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in Atlanta.