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Woman dies after failure to reinsert breathing tube – $450,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff’s decedent was the 43-year-old wife of a retired U.S. Navy petty officer. A boil on her thigh became infected and after it persisted for a week, she was referred to the Portsmouth Naval Hospital Surgery Clinic where a CAT scan suggested necrotizing fasciitis. She had emergency surgery for debridement and drainage of the ...

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