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Family Considers Suing Hospital in Teen's Aspirin Overdose Death

Family Considers Suing Hospital in Teen's Aspirin Overdose Death

AP

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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    NERSESYANNELLI

    almost 6 years ago

    142 comments

    WHERE DID THAT GIRL GET FROM THAT MEDICINE? DOESN'T THIS QUESTION ANSWER WHO'S RESPONSIBLE FOR EVERYTHING?

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    vettern

    almost 6 years ago

    10 comments

    The poison control hotline should have been called first but the triage nurse should have been alert to the possible OD and suicide attempt. As being an ER nurse for years I would have taken her to a room and had lab tests run and urine samples for levels of drugs. I have found at least once where a woman in her 50's had actually OD'd on asprin and family didn't know she took them for pain. Yes we were able to save her because of simple blood tests.

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    cuttie

    almost 6 years ago

    1042 comments

    I don't believe that the hospital can be so neglecting to treat a patient for a over dosing. First, the family should of call the poison control hotline, and see what they could do, before taking the child to the hospital.

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    kstiltner1

    almost 6 years ago

    7170 comments

    This country is sue happy. It willnot bring the loved one back. Sueing is raising the cost of health care and people are dialing for dollars.

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