The families of three elderly women have ordered medical records from University of Chicago Hospitals, commonly the first step taken in filing a medical malpractice lawsuit. The two women who died and the woman that remains in a coma were all being cared for in the same wing. Their deaths and the coma may all be caused by insulin overdoses. One of the women, who entered the hospital with a urinary tract infection, showed that her insulin level was hundreds of times higher than normal at the time of death, while hospital records revealed that the woman was never officially given insulin. Another woman, who was suffering from pressure ulcers and wound infections, died after being admitted to the hospital. Police continue to investigate her case. The third woman was admitted for a brain aneurysm and now suffers from a brain injury and remains in a coma after displaying unusually high levels of insulin as well. Chicago police continue to investigate and the families move closer to filing suit.
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