Connecticut Medical Board Fines Physician for Wrong Site Anesthetic Administration

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The Connecticut Medical Examining Board has fined a Glastonbury physician for administering an anesthetic to the wrong surgical site, according to a Hartford Courant report.

The board fined David Heimbinder, MD, $5,000 for administering an anesthetic to the "wrong surgical site" of a patient prior to left-shoulder surgery in May 2009.

Dr. Heimbinder has agreed to pay the fine, according to a consent agreement filed by the board.

Read the Hartford Courant report on anesthetic administration.

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