Coroner: Hospital error contributed to woman's death

The 52-year-old woman died on May 5 moments after the Marin General Hospital staff inserted a breathing tube into her throat.

The coroner found the staff failed to verify if the ventilator was working before leaving the room of patient Colette Stott.

In a statement to ABC7 News, a spokesman for the hospital said corrective actions were taken after the incident and that "every staff member who works in critical care environments has been educated on new safety steps."

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