Mercy Medical Center Fined in Malpractice Investigation

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Mercy Medical Center in Merced was fined $50,000 by the state Department of Public Health last week for injuring young Lylah Rose Payne-Quezada.

According to the family, the hospital’s nursing staff botched IV needle placement – which lead to a horrific burn on the girl’s hand.

Lylah had a full skin graft placed on her had at Shriner’s Hospital in Sacramento.

The State of California announced the fine Oct. 24.

The family’s lawsuit against Mercy Hospital’s parent, Dignity Health, will go to trial Feb. 24.

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