21-year-old Christopher Wibeto was given another patient’s chemotherapy drug at Kaiser’s Santa Teresa hospital in August. He died three days later. In Wibeto’s case, Kaiser confirmed that it had reached a financial settlement with the family. McCormack declined to say whether there had been settlements in the other cases.
In July, a
12-year-old girl hospitalized at Kaiser Permanente Medical
Center-Santa Clara was mistakenly given a double dose of epinephrine, which speeds up the heart rate, state records show.
Josephine Frances Hart, a San Jose resident who loved to play with marbles, died July 26, the same day of the error. Her official cause of death is
still being investigated by the county coroner’s office, but state
health investigators determined that a nurse failed to check the medication label.