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Distraught Parents Sue Hospital Over Baby's Death

Abel Cepeda died at just 6 days old, parents say his death could have been prevented

(Newser) - Two babies had already died of a bacterial infection at Pennsylvania's Geisinger Medical Center before Abel Cepeda was born—and yet, his parents say in a lawsuit against the hospital, precautions that could have saved their baby's life were not taken. Instead, Abel spent his first—and last—... More »

Hospital Warns of Waterborne Bacteria After 3 Infants Die

5 babies have recovered or are recovering at Pennsylvania's Geisinger Medical Center

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania hospital is turning away premature babies after three contracted pseudomonas infection and died. Eight premature babies, all born at less than 27 weeks of gestation, fell ill at Danville's Geisinger Medical Center as a result of the waterborne bacteria discovered in July, reports CNN . Four were "... More »

Reporter Who Covered Fundraising Star? Out of a Job

Aaron Calvin is 'no longer' with the Des Moines Register, editor writes

(Newser) - A Des Moines Register reporter who exposed a viral star's old, racist tweets—but who turned out to have ugly tweets of his own—will need to find a new job, KCCI reports. Details are unclear, but the paper's editor writes that he is "no longer with... More »

Overwhelmed Chicago Hospital Has to Turn Away Gun Victims

Mount Sinai had so many trauma patients it was forced to temporarily turn away new ones

(Newser) - In a weekend marred by mass shootings in Texas and Ohio , Chicago registered its own weekend of gun-violence chaos, with more than four dozen people gunned down, at least seven fatally, in various shootings around the city, WLS reports. The carnage was so bad in the Windy City, in fact,... More »

Neil Armstrong's Death Holds a Darker Backstory

Family settled with hospital where he died in 2012 for $6M over alleged wrongful death

(Newser) - Neil Armstrong's family received $6 million to settle a wrongful death claim after experts said the astronaut's Aug. 25, 2012 death may have been preventable. The news is only now being reported by the New York Times , which received documents relating to the settlement from an anonymous sender,... More »

Mother Is 'Traumatized' by Treatment After Misdiagnosis

Sarah Boyle, 28, was told she had breast cancer

(Newser) - A British mother has gone to medical-treatment hell and back after being misdiagnosed with breast cancer, the BBC reports. Sarah Boyle, 28, was needlessly given chemotherapy and a double mastectomy. "Being told I had cancer was awful, but then to go through all of the treatment and surgery to... More »

'Extremely Emotional' Tribute for Nurse Who Gave Her All

More than 100 co-workers lined hospital hall to honor late Mary Desin before organ transplant

(Newser) - If you happened to be at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's Hamot hospital on Friday, you may have stumbled across what a nurse's son described as an "extremely emotional" scene in one of the hallways. That nurse, per ABC News , was Mary Desin, an employee of... More »

Case of Dying Girl Left at Hospital Takes a Turn

Carlos Rivera, 47, is accused of distributing drugs and indecent assault

(Newser) - Police arrested a Massachusetts man Saturday in the case of a teenage girl who was dropped off at a hospital to die, NBC News reports. Carlos Rivera, 47, allegedly spent last Sunday and most of Monday at his apartment with the victim, 13-year-old Chloe Ricard, and a 16-year-old girl, before... More »

Teen Girl's Death at ER Remains a Mystery

Chloe Ricard was dropped off at hospital, and now her family wants answers

(Newser) - By the time Chloe Ricard arrived at a Lawrence, Mass., emergency room, medical staff said there was nothing they could do. The 13-year-old from Amesbury was pronounced dead "shortly after arrival" at Lawrence General Hospital at 4:47pm Monday, according to the Essex District Attorney's Office. But what... More »

Woman: X-Ray Tech Leaked My Info to Rapist, He Attacked Me Again

She says hospital worker alerted rapist to allegations

(Newser) - A Kansas woman was raped on May 26, 2017, and had a rape kit administered at Atchison Hospital. She told hospital staff her alleged attacker's name—and, she claims, former X-ray technician Janet Rawson Enzbrenner turned around and notified the man that she was accusing him of rape. The... More »

Nurses Bail Out Anxious Dad, Literally

Darius Hinkle had been arrested rushing his baby girl to the hospital

(Newser) - Some nurses in Illinois went way above and beyond on behalf of a worried father. KTVI reports that Darius Hinkle was rushing his 1-year-old daughter to a hospital in Centreville because she was choking on a penny. By the time he reached the hospital, he had multiple police cars following... More »

Doctor Fired for Anti-Semitic Tweets Found a New Job. That's Now Gone

California's Kern Medical has withdrawn employment offer to Lara Kollab

(Newser) - It may be hard for Lara Kollab to find a job anytime soon. The 20-something doctor was fired in September by the Cleveland Clinic after the Canary Mission unearthed six years' worth of anti-Semitic tweets—including ones that called for violence against Jews, as well as one in which she... More »

A Woman Took Her 'Brother' Off Life Support. It Wasn't Him

Shirell Powell is suing Bronx hospital after case of mistaken identity

(Newser) - It's hard enough making the painful decision to take a loved one off of life support, but Shirell Powell is facing the unimaginable reality of having taken a stranger off of it. The case of mistaken identity led to her thinking it was her brother, who she didn't... More »

Ginsburg Home From Hospital After Cancer Surgery

Supreme Court justice is recuperating after cancerous lung growths were removed

(Newser) - It's been a year of medical emergencies for Ruth Bader Ginsburg, but the Supreme Court justice is now back home and recovering after her most recent health issue. Per CNN , a court spokeswoman revealed Wednesday that Ginsburg was discharged from NYC's Memorial Sloan Kettering hospital on Tuesday, four... More »

Doctors Find No Drugs in Suspect's Rectum, Bill Him $4K

Syracuse newspaper details strange case

(Newser) - In the annals of surprising medical bills, this one stands out. A man in Syracuse received a bill for $4,595.12 after doctors performed a sigmoidoscopy, meaning they inserted an 8-inch scope into his rectum, reports the Syracuse Post-Standard . They did so against his will, on the orders of... More »

'Unbelievable Mistake' in Treating Man's Lung Leads to Suit

Family of the late William Hannah suing UK hospital after lung was washed with detergent

(Newser) - A UK hospital made an "appalling" error right before a 68-year-old died there, says his daughter, and now she and her family are suing the hospital for it. William Hannah passed away in September 2017 at Salford Royal Hospital while being treated after a car accident that had left... More »

Argument in the Parking Lot, a Gunshot, Then 30 More

Witnesses, police detail what happened in Chicago Mercy Hospital shooting

(Newser) - Moments before her ex-fiance fatally shot her in the parking lot of the hospital where she worked, a Chicago doctor called 911 to report that she had spotted the man and feared for her life. As investigators tried to piece together the events that ended with the deaths of the... More »

Hospital Shooting Blamed on Broken Engagement

Witness says gunman demanded a ring back before shooting doctor in Chicago

(Newser) - Monday's deadly shooting at a Chicago hospital appears to have been over a broken engagement, reports the Chicago Tribune . Police say gunman Juan Lopez, 32, shot ER doctor Tamara O'Neal, 38, multiple times in a parking lot outside Mercy Hospital & Medical Center, then exchanged gunfire with arriving... More »

Chicago Hospital Gunman Killed Female Doctor First

3 killed in 'despicable act of violence'

(Newser) - A doctor, a police officer, and a pharmacist were gunned down at a Chicago hospital Monday in what police are calling a "despicable act of violence." The Mercy Hospital gunman was also found dead, though it's not clear whether he was shot by police or took his... More »

Gunman Opens Fire at Chicago Hospital

The gunman was reportedly among the fatalities

(Newser) - A gunman opened fire Monday at a Chicago hospital, wounding at least four people, including a police officer and a hospital employee, authorities said. Per the AP , a police spokesman said the gunman was dead, but it was not immediately clear if he took his own life or was... More »

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