You make a mistake. You own up, suffer the consequences, and move on. Or, like this doc, you don’t own up, but you don’t fight it, and you suffer very few consequences. As reported by The Middletown Press (Middletown, Connecticut), from a decision by the Medical Examining Board:
Fined Brian M. Connolly, an anesthesiologist, $5,000 for performing a nerve block on the right leg of a patient who was having knee replacement on the left leg at New Milford Hospital in July 2011. Connolly, who works for New Milford Anesthesia Associates P.C., didn’t admit guilt, but agreed not to contest the charges and to pay the fine. This will be reported to the NPDB.
Seriously? You don’t make the guy admit guilt? Like it would be hard to prove? And $5,000? The Juice does not approve. Here’s the source.