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Facing surgery? Some important questions to ask your hospital and doctor, too


Last updated 8/24/2019 at 11:07am

Last month The New York Times ran a cautionary tale about the heart surgery and care astronaut Neil Armstrong received and his death two weeks later at a community hospital in a Cincinnati suburb in 2012.

The Times had received documents from an anonymous tipster who said he/she was “compelled to share this information” so “others can be saved as a result of the dissemination of this information to the public because this American hero did not have to die an untimely death.”

The hospital had made a secret $6 million settlement with the family, the Times reported, and consulted card...

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