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Family Considers Suing Hospital in Teen's Aspirin Overdose Death

Family Considers Suing Hospital in Teen's Aspirin Overdose Death


December 17, 2008

GREENWICH, Conn. – A medical examiner in New York has ruled that a 14-year-old Greenwich girl who died in June committed suicide by overdosing on aspirin.

A lawyer for Daisy Pacheco’s family says the ruling was not unexpected.

But attorney Lindy Urso says the family still has concerns about how the teen was cared for, saying she sat untreated at Greenwich Hospital for several hours on June 25 before being transferred to Westchester Medical Center, where she died the next morning.

Urso says relatives believed she may have taken too many aspirin.

Urso says the family is considering a lawsuit against Greenwich Hospital.

A spokesman for Greenwich Hospital says it’s inappropriate for hospital officials to comment on the care of a patient.

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