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Hospital sued over sister's death

The brother of a female patient who died after choking on food while she was in hospital has filed for malpractice of the hospital due to the adverse outcome. The sister suffered a fatal cardio-pulmonary arrest when her airway became blocked, which the jury found the hospital negligent in failing to clear, providing ineffective resuscitation. The brother also felt that his sister was in much pain prior to her death, which was not adequately treated by the hospital.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by The Madison St Clair Record

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About: Hospital sued over sister's death

Date: 30 November 2005

Source: The Madison St Clair Record

Author: Steve Gonzalez

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Related Medical Topics

This summary article refers to the following medical categories:

  • Cause of choking
  • Medical malpractice
  • Medical malpractice and choking
  • Medical malpractice and hospital
  • Medical malpractice and negligence
  • Medical malpractice and cardio-pulmonary arrest
  • Medical malpractice and resuscitation
  • Medical malpractice and death
  • Medical malpractice and blocked airway
  • Death from choking
  • Death from negligence
  • Death from cardio-pulmonary arrest

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