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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...
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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,...
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5/1/2016
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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....
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5/1/2016
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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...
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5/1/2016
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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...
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5/1/2016
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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...
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5/1/2016
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Dr. Keith P. Blaire became an intentional victim of medical malpractice when he was admitted to the hospital at the age of 86 to find the source of his back pain.  At the time, he had some short-term memory problems, but he was able to follow the news, sports, and...
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5/1/2016
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Charles Blevins had arthroscopic knee surgery at an outpatient surgical center.  Three days later he went to an emergency room with severe pain and a fever, and he had to undergo further surgery and receive antibiotics for a bacterial infection.  He later...
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4/28/2016
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Pauline Tavares, 79, was admitted to a hospital with encephalitis and was given medication to control her anxiety.  The next morning a nurse fed Pauline, but when her doctor came by at noon he said the nurse, “Probably shouldn’t have done that,...
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4/25/2016
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Elizabeth Nicks was a 12-year-old cheerleader who was being held in the air by three fellow cheerleaders when they lost their grip and she fell to the ground.  A spotter was not in the proper position to catch her. She went to a hospital with what was diagnosed as...