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6/19/2016
Posted by Connor
Sally Hunter was a homemaker in Pasadena California, happily married to her loving husband Harold Hunter.  But everything changed when colon cancer was discovered.  A cascade of complications caused by medical negligence lead to over a decade of heartache for this elderly couple. It all started during a colon resection.  During...
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6/19/2016
Posted by Connor
Don Stegman went under surgery in the fall of 2007 for a bone marrow transplant.  But after developing Graft-Versus-Host disease, the life of him and his wife would change forever.  Although the surgery seemed to be a success, Don developed GVHD, an illness that primarily affects bone marrow transplant recipients.  Doctors attempted...
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6/12/2016
Posted by Connor
Anthony Fossett was a young aspiring musician who was a beloved member of his community.  An alumnus of Youth Radio's Core and Bridge program, Anthony wanted to be a music producer and hoped to eventually start his own studio.  And he was making great strides to achieve his dreams, performing at the Oakland Museum and helping to...
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5/4/2016
Posted by Connor
It started with his boy.  Robert Downey’s 11-year-old had a sore and tested positive for MRSA, a dangerous infection that is treatable if defected in time but can be deadly.  The young man was given intravenous antibiotics and recovered. A few weeks later Robert had a similar sore that he worried would also be a sign of MRSA and...
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5/2/2016
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Stephen Schaak, an otherwise healthy 51-year-old merchant marine, husband and father of three sons, went to the emergency room exhibiting clear signs of pulmonary embolism - a blockage of the oulmonary artery or one of its branches to the lung.  The emergency room doctor suspected as much and ordered a CT scan to confirm. Inexplicable, the...
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5/1/2016
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He was the one who consoled countless victims of crime and disaster, a fire and police chaplain well known in San Diego.  Even after a long struggle with diabetes cost Rabbi Aaron Gottesman his legs to amputation, the unsinkable chaplain would show up at fires, crime scenes, and disasters to console those in grief from his wheelchair. It all...
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5/1/2016
Posted by Connor
On January 5th, 2013 Mario Guzman went running in the hills near his house with his wife.  In spite of some nasal congestion and weakness for the past few weeks, he ran thinking exercising might make him feel better.  During his run, he twisted his ankle.  But even with this pain, he finished his jog on his way home. During the...
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5/1/2016
Posted by Connor
Angel Villalobos was born with just one heart ventricle instead of the usual two. A series of operations early in life should have fixed the problem and left him with a normal life. But during the third operation, when Angel was five, the surgeon cut through Angel’s breastbone using the location of an earlier incision and cut Angel’s...
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5/1/2016
Posted by Connor
In 2007 Diane Stewart received two knee replacements because of injuries she suffered in a car crash when she was younger.  After the operation she complained of severe  abdominal pain and a doctor was notified by her nurses, but the doctor (who lived just 10 minutes from the hospital) never showed up.  As Diane’s condition...
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5/1/2016
Posted by Connor
Two-year-old Malyia Jeffers had a fever that kept rising, and unexpected bruises appeared on her cheek. Her parents rushed her to a Sacramento emergency room, where they waited for hours even though her condition continued to worsen.    Her parents repeatedly begged to get her medical attention were ignored until her father forced his...