Fairfield Mercy Hospital paid Armstrong family $6 millionin lawsuit over astronaut’s death

Fairfield Mercy Hospital paid Armstrong family $6 millionin lawsuit over astronaut’s death


HE LEFT FOOTSTEPS ON THE MOON,
AND ON THE TIMELINE OF HUMAN
ACHIEVEMEN
>>NEIL ARMSTRONG IS A NAME
EVERYONE KNOWS. BRIAN: THE PINNACLE OF NEIL
ARMSTRONG’S LIFE PLAYED OUT
GLOBALLY, BUT THE DETAILS OF HIS
DEATH WERE SECRET UNTIL NOW
BECAUSE OF LEGAL AGREEMENTS SOME
CONSIDER CONTROVERSIAL.>>THERE IS A LOT OF CONTROVERSY
AS TO ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS OF
CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENTS. BRIAN: RODGER WALK IS AN
ATTORNEY WHO DEALS IN
MALPRACTICE SUITS. WHILE HE DIDN’T WORK ON THE
ARMSTRONG CASE, HE IS VERY
FAMILIAR WITH CONFIDENTIALITY.>>I WOULD THINK SOMEBODY HAS
BREECHED AN OBLIGATION WHICH
THEY OWED IN A PROFESSIONAL
SENSE TO RELEASE THESE
DOCUMENTS. BRIAN: PUBLIC COURT DOCUMENTS WE
FOUND SAY, THE FAMILY RECEIVED
$6 MILLION, AND HINTS TO WHY
THERE WAS NO FULL DISCLOSURE. NO INSTITUTION WANTS TO BE
REMOTELY ASSOCIATED WITH THE
DEATH OF ONE OF AMERICA’S
GREATEST HEROES. FAIRFIELD MERCY HOSPITAL IS AT
THE CENTER OF THE CASE, REVEALED
IN SEALED DOCUMENTS SENT TO THE
NEW YORK TIMES. THEIR REPORT CLAIMS ARMSTRONG
HAD BYPASS SURGERY IN AUGUST
2012, BUT THERE WERE
COMPLICATIONS LATER, INTERNAL
BLEEDING. HE WAS SENT TO A CATHERIZATION
LAB, INSTEAD OF THE OPERATING
ROOM. ONE DOCTOR REVIEWING THE CASE
SAID THAT WAS THE MAJOR ERROR. THE SETTLEMENT WAS DIVIDED
BETWEEN FAMILY SURVIVING
MEMBERS.>>THE AMOUNTS OF MONEY
SOMETIMES IN THESE CASES CAN BE
EXTREMELY LARGE BUT IT’S NOT
JUST PAID FOR SILENCE, IT’S PAID
FOR A NUMBER OF FACTORS. BRIAN: NOW A NEW FOOTNOTE TO THE
HISTORY OF THE MAN WHO FIRST
LEFT FOOTSTEPS ON THE MOON. THERE WERE A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO
HAD ACCESS TO THOSE SECRET
DOCUMENTS, BUT THERE IS NO WAY
TO KNOW WHO ACTUA

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