Questions Remain Over Mecklenburg County Health Department’s Cancer Screening Error
Questions still remain about why it took leaders of Mecklenburg County's health department eight months to realize at least 185 women weren't notified of abnormal cervical cancer screenings. County commissioners heard about the error in a closed session meeting in January. Public Health Director Marcus Plescia says a nurse failed to do her job, and her supervisor didn't catch it. They and two others involved in the incident are no longer with the health department. The problems became public last month after Fred Clasen-Kelly with the Charlotte Observer began inquiring about it. He joined WFAE’s Marshall Terry.