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Hospital settles lawsuit regarding surgical error in teen’s death

A hospital recently settled a medical malpractice lawsuit regarding the death of a 17 year-old who died following surgery in 2004. The medical malpractice victim was an active teenager who underwent surgery in December 2004 to upgrade a device implanted in her brain when she was an infant to prevent fluid from building up. The medical malpractice lawsuit claimed that she died after surgery because nurses failed to monitor her vital signs as ordered by the attending physician and notify when her condition began to change.

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