2011-06-23 / Local & State

Pa. Nun Identified As Victim Of Alleged Med Error

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A patient who died at an eastern Pennsylvania hospital after allegedly receiving an overdose of insulin has been identified as a nun and longtime teacher.

Attorney Wayne Schaible says he represents both the family and religious order of Sister Maria Angelita Soliman Quito.

Quito died on Jan. 6 at Lehigh Valley Hospital- Cedar Crest in Allentown, where she was being treated for kidney transplant complications.

A state Health Department report found that doctors using faulty bloodsugar testing strips administered a fatal double dose of insulin. The report did not name the patient.

The 51-year-old nun had taught at Immaculate Conception Catholic School in Pen Argyl for more than 20 years.

Schaible said Friday that he would not discuss any possible litigation. The hospital has declined comment on the case.

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