Medical Malpractice Story: Kristen Griffin

25-year-old Kristen Griffin died after a nurse overmedicated her in the recovery room following routine gall bladder surgery in a Washington State hospital. After returning Kristen to her hospital room, the floor nurse never took Kristen’s pulse or checked on her when she “snored,” i.e., made her last agonizing attempts to breathe. Kristen lapsed into a coma and died three days later. Her family filed a lawsuit against the hospital and the temporary nursing agency whose staff oversaw Kristen's care. The case against the hospital settled for an undisclosed amount.

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