Federal regulators said 12 U.S. hospitals, including three in the Los Angeles area, failed to promptly report patient deaths or injuries linked to medical devices.
The Food and Drug Administration publicly disclosed the violations in inspection reports this week amid growing scrutiny of its ability to identify device-related dangers and protect patients from harm.
Some of the reporting lapses were found at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, and Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena. Other hospitals named included Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.
Dr. Jeffrey Shuren, director...