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Jury rejects claimof morphine overdose (access required)

The decedent, a 49-year-old, profoundly mentally retarded resident of a state facility, died within approximately two hours of receiving a 15mg dose of morphine. An autopsy was performed and although the initial suspected cause of death was acute hemorrhagic pancreatitis, an often fatal condition, the medical examiner ultimately concluded that the cause of death was ...