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An undisclosed settlement was reached in a case where a women died from a medication error. The woman was hospitalized for kidney stone pain and given several lots of narcotics to treat the pain. Nurses ignored doctor’s instructions and gave the woman another central nervous system depressant which resulted in her central nervous system shutting down. This caused her to suffocate in her own vomit. The hospital has since reviewed its procedure to prevent a reoccurrence.
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About: Settlement reached in medication error case
Date: 22 October 2004
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