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Neil Armstrong's Death, and a Stormy, Secret $6 Million Settlement
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danny burstein
2019-07-24 02:17:42 UTC
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fascinating and very disturbing story

Neil Armstrong's Death, and a Stormy, Secret $6 Million Settlement

By Scott Shane and Sarah Kliff
* Jul 23, 2019

When Neil Armstrong died in a Cincinnati hospital two weeks after
undergoing heart surgery in 2012, his family released a touching
tribute addressing the astronaut's millions of admirers around the
globe.

"Honor his example of service, accomplishment and modesty," they wrote,
telling fans of the first man to walk on the moon that "the next time
you walk outside on a clear night and see the moon smiling down at you,
think of Neil Armstrong and give him a wink."

But in private, the family's reaction to his death at 82 was far
stormier. His two sons contended that incompetent post-surgical care at
Mercy Health - Fairfield Hospital had cost Mr. Armstrong his life, and
even one expert retained by the hospital would find serious problems
with his treatment.

The hospital defended the care, but paid the family $6 million to
settle the matter privately and avoid devastating publicity, documents
show. The hospital insisted on keeping the complaints and the
settlement secret.
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rest:
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/23/us/neil-armstrong-wrongful-death-settlement.html
Alfalfa Bill
2019-07-25 17:00:03 UTC
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Post by danny burstein
fascinating and very disturbing story
Neil Armstrong's Death, and a Stormy, Secret $6 Million Settlement
By Scott Shane and Sarah Kliff
* Jul 23, 2019
When Neil Armstrong died in a Cincinnati hospital two weeks after
undergoing heart surgery in 2012, his family released a touching
tribute addressing the astronaut's millions of admirers around the
globe.
"Honor his example of service, accomplishment and modesty," they wrote,
telling fans of the first man to walk on the moon that "the next time
you walk outside on a clear night and see the moon smiling down at you,
think of Neil Armstrong and give him a wink."
But in private, the family's reaction to his death at 82 was far
stormier. His two sons contended that incompetent post-surgical care at
Mercy Health - Fairfield Hospital had cost Mr. Armstrong his life, and
even one expert retained by the hospital would find serious problems
with his treatment.
The hospital defended the care, but paid the family $6 million to
settle the matter privately and avoid devastating publicity, documents
show. The hospital insisted on keeping the complaints and the
settlement secret.
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https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/23/us/neil-armstrong-wrongful-death-settlement.html
So sometimes going to the hospital can be more dangerous than going to the moon.
danny burstein
2019-07-29 18:00:37 UTC
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Post by danny burstein
fascinating and very disturbing story
Neil Armstrong's Death, and a Stormy, Secret $6 Million Settlement
By Scott Shane and Sarah Kliff
* Jul 23, 2019
When Neil Armstrong died in a Cincinnati hospital two weeks after
undergoing heart surgery in 2012, his family released a touching
tribute addressing the astronaut's millions of admirers around the
globe.
But in private, the family's reaction to his death at 82 was far
stormier. His two sons contended that incompetent post-surgical care at
Mercy Health - Fairfield Hospital had cost Mr. Armstrong his life, and
even one expert retained by the hospital would find serious problems
with his treatment.
The hospital defended the care, but paid the family $6 million to
settle the matter privately and avoid devastating publicity, documents
show. The hospital insisted on keeping the complaints and the
settlement secret.
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https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/23/us/neil-armstrong-wrongful-death-settlement.html
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update with a Q and A:

[NYT]

Neil Armstrong Died After Heart Surgery.
That May Have Been Avoidable Avoidable

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/25/health/neil-armstrong-heart-surgery.html
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